[oclug] Filesystem not found
andycivil at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 23:10:11 EST 2008
Charles MacDonald wrote:
> Andy Civil wrote:
>> Perhaps, but I was hoping that it would at least boot without needing
>> the hard disks. I admit that it's pointless if I can't mount the disks
>> to edit them, but I was going to cross that bridge when I'd at least
>> made it boot up...
> will it boot a "live file" CD if the drives are disconnected completely?
> if the drives and the extra DVD drive are out?
> (just doing the metal process of "break the problem into sections")
> If you can get the live file CD to run, then you can try intorducing the
> drives that you actually need to fix.
Yes, thanks, I removed the extra optical drive, and the actual PCI card with the
HDDs connected to it, and SLAX booted up; I'm expecting that the others would be
good too. I guess there's something about the hardware, or perhaps the hardware
plus its "bios" (if that's the right word for the firmware that runs on bootup)
that tricks Linux into thinking there's a HDD there, but it wouldn't run because
I didn't load the appropriate image/driver.
To be honest, I've fixed my problem in a different way now, but it's good to
understand this better; thanks for the help.
What's in the back of my mind now, is, whether gparted (the live CD) is going to
work on this computer... but that's a problem for another day!
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