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Re: [SLUG] Repair shop?
- To: "Mark A. Bell" <m487396@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Repair shop?
- From: Conrad Parker <conrad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 15 10:44:02 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 05:24:10PM -0700, Mark A. Bell wrote:
> --- Michael Fox <michael@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > so whats the issue?
> Hi Michael,
> Well, this is embarassing. I have this old IBM P133 that I run Debian
> on. I'm a hobbyist, not a professional. Yesterday I had a go at putting
> in a second hard drive. There wasn't much room in the case, but I think
> I got everything plugged back in right. The machine booted up just fine
> so I ran fdisk and then mkfs -t ext2 on the second drive and tried to
> reboot. Now it won't boot. I get a lot of complaining messages - E.g.:
> Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card
> IBM MCA SCSI: No microchannel bus found --> Aborting
> Kernel panic - no init found
> Normally I would just reinstall from my CDs, but now I'm stuck.
can you boot off the debian rescue CD (CD 1 usually works as that, as well
as being the first install CD) -- if so then it will run its own init and
kernel, and you can manually mount and reformat your hard drives