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Date:  Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:24:47 -0800
From:  "Ken Marcus - Precision Web Hosting, Inc." <kenmarcus (at mark)>
Subject:  [coba-e:15143] Re: Need help with boot sector and kernel
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gerald Waugh" <gwaugh (at mark)>
> To: <coba-e (at mark)>
> Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 7:54 AM
> Subject: [coba-e:15141] Re: Need help with boot sector and kernel
>> Tushar Patel wrote;
>>> Some body hit electric poll this morning and we lost power to our 
>>> office.
>>> Now the system does not boot.
>>> Back ground
>>> Every time we start the system it will display few things on the console 
>>> port and we had to select something to boot the system. If we did not 
>>> select anything it will not boot.
>>> Well some how console port was not connected properly and I just repower 
>>> thing again and now nothing come under the console.
>>> Now only message I get is "boot to os"
>>> So I have started the rescue CD, I have the networking enabled.
>>> Reading on the net it appears I have to reinstall boot sector and 
>>> kernel. Problem is I don't know how to do it.
>>> it is running bluequartz + 4.7.
>>> server is MSI p1-103A2M
>>> Can somebody please help.
>> First try and swap the drives, forcing the server to boot off the other 
>> drive.
>> You can do that in the BIOS boot menu on most servers.
>> Or you can swap the cables on the MB
>> Gerald

----- Original Message ----- 

>I just tried that, no go.
> I booted the Bluequartzz + Nuonce in the resuce mode and have done chroot 
> /mnt/sysimage/
> I don't know how to make the boot sector and make kernel work again.
> Can soembody please help?
> Tushar


If you are using lilo, then from the rescue CD, after you chroot, try this
lilo -v -v

Then try booting again.

Ken Marcus
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Precision Web Hosting, Inc.