Re: Help for destroyed MBR
- Hi Brad,
Thanks for your suggestion. I tried the fdisk -l /dev/hda, but it only
finds my FAT32 partition on /dev/hda1. My Linux partitions have
disappeared, which is also why the rescue disk cannot find them.
Well, that was a bad day, and I probably shouldn't have switched on a
Adele--- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Brad Langhorst <bwlang@y...>
> don't worry this does not sound like a serious problem
> use your rescue disk to get a root prompt prompt
> you don't need to go through the rescue stuff just
> get a prompt (ctrl+alt+f2 from the installer from some
> type fdisk -l /dev/hda
> this will tell you about all the partitions on your
> if you're sure that the root partition is /dev/hda5
> type mount -t yourfilesystemtypehere /dev/hda5 /mnt
> you can try xfs, reiserfs, ext3, and ext2 if you don't
> know what your filesystem is
> you should now be able to list files in /mnt
> if not stop here and send me mail.
> mount any other partitions you have (ie
> mount -t yourfilesystem /dev/hda6 /mnt/usr if you have
> /usr on /dev/hda6)
> type "chroot /mnt"
> now you'll have access to all your old stuff including
> lilo or grub.
> type lilo -v
> or grub-install /dev/hda depending on what bootloader
> you use
> assuming no error messages a reboot should put you
> back in order.
> best wishes
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