> 1) The Redhat diskette boot works EXCEPT I do not have a shell
> session anywhere. CTL-ALT-F2 does not do anything. The others
> work fine. Repairs are just about impossible.
You should have a shell if you respond to your boot disk prompt
with "rescue" or "linux rescue".
At this point you can mount your /dev/hda to /somepoint,
cd to /somepoint, run (find it first) chroot to set your root
to "somepoint" (.)....Then you can effect your repairs.
> 2) I found a reference in RH 6.0 manual for installing Aboot as
> swriteboot /dev/sda bootlx . Is this still correct? I am
> working on an IDE drive. Is that a problem?
/dev/sda must have a BSD label (see fdisk)
and the first partition (about 20 Mb,
to be mounted to /boot) must be start at Cylinder 2.
bootlx will be found in /boot after the install
is complete, at which time you can issue the command:
swriteboot /dev/sda3 bootlx -f3
You must use sda3 here because that
is partition c on the BSD label, which
includes the entire disk, ... including
that first Cylinder you excluded from partition
-- Robert Williams http://bob.usuhs.mil/
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