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Re: Recovering from an XFS crash

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Recovering from an XFS crash
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 08:33:58 +0100
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Eric Sandeen schrieb:
> 
> On Mon, 2002-03-04 at 16:15, Glow Nair wrote:
> > HELP..
> > I would appreciate any help/hints etc. that I can
> > get from SGI.. I've generally been very happy with
> > SGI XFS 1.02
> >
> > I made emergency boot disks.. however when my
> > disk crashed, it wont boot using the rescue
> > disk
> >
> > Can you help ?
> 
> The installer should warn you, but it doesn't... the XFS kernel is often
> too big to fit on a boot floppy. :(

The kernel is too big to fit on a standard 1.44M floppy, but on most
machines you can overformat the disks so the kernel will fit without any
problem. I have built fixed mkbootdisk RPM's for RH-7.1 but I didn't for
7.2 until now. If I find some free time I will rebuild packages for 7.2
and kindly ask Eric to put it on oss/contrib toghether with my newest RH
XFS kernel 2.4.9-31SGI_XFS_1.0.2.

-Simon

> 
> Try booting from the 1.0.2 CD with "linux rescue" at the boot prompt.
> 
> -Eric
> 
> --
> Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.



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