PowerEdge 2450

Seth Mos knuffie at xs4all.nl
Sat Dec 21 11:59:00 CST 2002

At 17:59 20-12-2002 -0500, bscott at ntisys.com wrote:
>On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, at 10:46pm, P.Cockcroft at lmu.ac.uk wrote:
> > Thanks for all the suggestions about using the rescue part of the 6.2
> > installation disk.  Yes that option is available, but the drivers the load
> > the perc raid controller is not on the installation discs but on a floppy.
>   I think you can do "rescue dd" instead of "linux dd".  If not...
> > When I run linux dd I can load the drivers but it keeps going into
> > install, and I can't seem to crash out into a working shell, and then
> > mount the root system to fix it.
>   ... once you are in the second-stage installer, press [ALT]+[F2] to get a
>shell prompt.

IF all else fails you can try the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox.
http://lbt.linuxcare.com/ It's a 50MB Bootable ISO. Burn it to cd and start 
from there.

If it's booted.

modprobe aacraid (megaraid/aic7xxx)
mkdir /mnt/rootfs
mount /dev/sda? /mnt/rootfs
chroot /mnt/rootfs lilo



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