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[SLUG] Reinstalling Lilo on a reiserfs system.
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- Subject: [SLUG] Reinstalling Lilo on a reiserfs system.
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 24 14:58:44 2000
I had to reinstall windows on my dual-boot system, and as expected
windows overwrote the lilo boot loader. Easy to fix, I just put in my
linux boot disk and boot it up - except teh disk has devoloped a whole
bunch of bad sectors.
Not a problem! I think. I'll just use a TOMRTBT boot disk to do the
job. Except after booting I realize this wont work, because my root
partition is using reiserfs, not ext2. I figure even this shouldn't be
a problem, since I can just boot off the installation CD and select
'rescue' and use that instead. Except the Mandrake 7.1 CD rescue disk
doesn't have support for reiserfs.
So what can I do? I need either a boot disk which will let me mount
reiserfs partitions, or a way of installing a boot loader without
mounting the partition that it will be running.
If it's any help, /boot is a 12 MB ext2 partition. The system itself is
Mandrake 7.1 with a few patches and updates.
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx