[oclug] repair deleted /boot
mike at bigrideau.com
Thu Nov 27 15:01:11 EST 2003
Ian! D. Allen wrote:
>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.
Aha! Thanks very much for the timely reply. I had been mucking about
with grub for the last hour or so trying to figure out how to revive
things. I re-installed as you suggested and am back in business.
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