[K12OSN] Booting Problems

ben may be_j_ma at optusnet.com.au
Fri Sep 17 22:41:49 UTC 2004

Sorry i'm still a rookie, in knoppix i opened a root shell and typed fsck
/dev/hdb1 (the partition that has it all on it.../boot, /home, /root etc.)
and it says; do you want to continue, running e2fsck will cause severe
damage in your filesystems continue Y / N
do i continue?

Ben May

> Yes, you can do a fresh install leavning /home intact (reason enough
> for keeping /home in its own partition).  But you almost certainly
> don't need to do that.  And if you do, you really want your password
> database (/etc/passwd, group, shadow) too.
> Boot off a Knoppix CD & fsck the drives, especially the /boot
> parition.  That'll probably solve your problem, but if it doesn't you
> can use Knoppix to move your data somewhere else.
> When you get your system back up, start making backups.  The way that
> I do it is run an old machine with a big IDE drive.  Every hour a
> process runs that rsync's the hard drive to the backup machine.  The
> backup machine keeps 1-2 hour, 1-2-day and 1-2 week-old copies.  It's
> mighty handy to be able to pull up an old file and I sleep better.
> On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 16:09:52 +1000, ben may <be_j_ma at optusnet.com.au>
> > Hi,
> > after having a power cut, i realised that my UPS was not working, now at
> > boot my server says 'Kernel Panic: No Init found try passing init=
option '
> > after google-ing that there were a few people that have had the same
> > problem. but no answers.
> >
> > I have alot of data that i dont want to loose so re-installing is my
> > option, or can i just reinstall with out loosing data in /home dir?
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ben May

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