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how to create rescue disk - GRUB - Redhat ES 3.0

On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 12:29, Dava Peters wrote:
> Hi all,
> My Redhat ES 3.0 was crash and unable to boot. Only
> show "GRUB". Can anyone help me how to create rescue
> disk? I am using Redhat ES 3.0 with GRUB.

So you actually get to grub?  if you reach grub, you should be able to
use the grub commandline to boot the system manually without a rescue

Assuming your /boot partition is /dev/hda1 and your root partition is
/dev/hda2, then you should be able to boot by doing something like this:

root (hd0,0)
kernel /KERNELVERSION ro root=/dev/hda2

If /boot is /dev/hda2, then use (hd0,1)

The nice thing about grub is that it allows file tab completion once it
knows the correct partition to access, so you should be able to write
"kernel /vmlinuz<TAB>" and get a list of valid versions.  Then specify
the initrd file that matches the kernel version.

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