[lug] Recovering using the RedHat CD?

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Wed Nov 22 15:36:50 MST 2000

Thanks for all of the responses, folks.  I finally got it to
work using the RedHat CD with "linux rescue".  The trick was
finding the correct syntax for the mount command.  Since this
machine is dual boot with that other operating system, it turned
out to require:

mount -t ext2 /dev/hdc5 /tmp/drive


"D. Stimits" wrote:
> "Scott A. Herod" wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > Slightly embarrassing question:  I've just run sndconfig on a new
> > machine that contains some rare sound hardware, and while sndconfig
> > reports that it found the hardware and wrote something into
> > /etc/conf.modules, the machine now fails to boot.  It freezes while
> > initializing sound.  Is there a way to mount the hard drive while
> > booting off the RedHat CD?  All I want to do is comment out a
> > line in /etc/conf.modules.  If not, I guess I can pull the drive
> > out and stick it in another box temporarily.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Scott
> You can run on a rescue floppy, then mount the drive as a normal
> partition; e.g., if the floppy has dir /mnt/, and your partition with
> /etc/ is hda1, you can boot to rescue, then:
> mount -t ext2 /dev/hda1 /mnt
> The one with the most compatible hardware is Tom's root boot:
> http://www.toms.net/rb/home.html

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