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RE: [SLE] EMERGENCY - CANNOT BOOT MAIN SYSTEM!
Oliver

Unless you can stiil boot to your linux installation and copy your Win
files from there you do not have many options.
I will offer a couple:

1)Attach a 2nd hd as master with your existing hd set to slave. Install Win
on the new drive and copy your files from the old Win to the new Win, as
long as your old Win partition still exist you can access it from any other
bootable Win partition on the same machine.

2)Buy PQ Lost and Found and use it to recover your data

3)Use PartitionMagic to resize and move your current Win partition and
create a new C partition and install Win to it. You can they copy and/or
access your files from the old Win to the new Win.

Option 2 will not work if you attempt it after attempting option 3.

Forever never goes beyond tomorrow.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oliver Ob [mailto:ob_ok@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 3:42 AM
> To: Matthew Johnson; suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] EMERGENCY - CANNOT BOOT MAIN SYSTEM!
>
>
> Matthew Johnson schrieb:
>
> > I am hoping very much that your partition has been left alone...
>
> What you mean precisely?
>
> >
> > This is something to try that may or may not work, use at
> your own risk
> > (although IMHO you have nothing left to lose...).
>
> True.
>
> >
> > Boot from either a Windows CD or Windows boot floppy disk
> and run fdisk
> > /mbr
> >
> > If this fixes it you will not be able to boot directly to
> Linux until you
> > use the Linux boot disk and choose the option to boot the
> installed system
> > (and re-run Lilo with the correct parameters).
> >
> > Give this a try. If you need more information please tell us.
> >
> > Matt
> >
>
> Hi Matt and group...
> I gave that a try, also.
> However, without success.
> As I stated in that quote below, the whole partition table
> seems to be erased.
>
> In order, I cannot write using fdisk/mbr.
>
> So, find me some solution to save or at least recover my data
> from /dev/hda1
> type dos
> and I will have my hands on the rest.
>
> >
> > On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Oliver Ob wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Hello Chodura and unorthodox friends :-)
> > >
> > > Problem is this:
> > > I booted using LILO with spelling mistake as
> "boot=/dev/hda1" instead of
> > > correct
> > > "boot/dev/hda2". Since that, I cannot access /dev/hda1
> which is my DOS
> > > partition
> > > with valuable data.
> > >
> > > So, I tried to boot from CD and trief to mount /dev/hda1
> /mnt/c and the
> > > error is:
> > > "/dev/hda1 has wrong major or minor number" whereas the
> fdisk partition
> > > table
> > > shows everything o.k. .
> > >
> > > Obviously, however, the partition table or the fat1 has
> been destroyed.
> > >
> > > What can I do here to rescue my files (/dev/hda1 has NOT
> been formatted
> > > since
> > > error occurence, so the files MUST be there).
> > >
> > > simply re-editting and re-starting LILO does no success.
> > >
> > > O.k. I will leave it to talents as you are. hope that helps ;-)
> > >
> > > O



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