[oclug] repair deleted /boot
Ian! D. Allen
idallen at idallen.ca
Thu Nov 27 13:47:30 EST 2003
On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 02:57:29PM -0500, Michael Thomas wrote:
> In a moment of stupidity I deleted /boot and parts of /bin during an
> archive. I restored the files (in rescue mode), but my box no longer
> boots. When grub should be loading, the machine instead reboots.
I believe when you install grub it copies the absolute disk block
locations of various grub files into the grub bootloader. If you move
those grub files (as in delete/restore), the bootloader can't find them
on reboot. Depending on which ones it can't find, you get more or less
info from grub.
Boot from your rescue floppy and re-install grub, which should reset
the bootloader to use the new block locations for the grub files.
-IAN! Ian! D. Allen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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