Michal Jaegermann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:04:05 -0700 (MST)
Adam C. Powell, IV wrote:
[ a description of various trials and tribulations skipped ... ]
> So, I shut down and rebooted from the RedHat 5.1 emergency disk and
> ramdisk, which brings me into the installer. Unfortunately, unlike the
> Intel version (or LinuxPPC for that matter) which I've used more
> recently, there is no shell console, so I have no way to run e2fsck!
Well, yes, actually there is shell although maybe not an "official"
Start installer from a ram disk, as usual. Tell it that you have
things to install on a hard drive and that you want to upgrade
(do not worry if these answers are truthful or not :-). After
that hit 'Alt-F2' and you will be at shell prompt (ash) with some
minimal set of tools. e2fsck is among those.
In what we, i.e. Hard Data, distribute with our machines we provide
tools which allow at this moment to start a full blown Linux - small
part on a ram disk, most of it on CD - which is a bit more convenient
and gives extra options, but even with a minimum you can go a long way.
Besides, if everything else failed and you have some other Linux
machines around (do not have to be Alphas) you can take a screwdriver
and mount your sick disk for repair jobs there. There are still
numerous options before full reinstall. :-)
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