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scsijon

Joined: 23 May 2007
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Location: the australian mallee

PostPosted: Tue 17 Aug 2010, 22:39    Post subject:  puppy boot parameters  

How do I?

Senario:
Hard drive with two puppy 4.3.1 full installs.
One of them has gone faulty (power crash while working)

Tried:
fsck'ing the partition - nogo on reboot
e2fscking the partition - nogo on reboot

Want to:
Use my boot disc and do a puppy pfix=clean, there is too much installed to just reinstall, /root is some 5gig to start with.

BUT:
it keeps picking the good one, no option to pick the faulty one.

All I want to do is tell it which partition to "clean"!


Any ideas folks

thanks
scsijon
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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 4422
Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Tue 17 Aug 2010, 23:37    Post subject: Re: puppy boot parameters  

scsijon wrote:
How do I?

Senario:
Hard drive with two puppy 4.3.1 full installs.
One of them has gone faulty (power crash while working)

Tried:
fsck'ing the partition - nogo on reboot
e2fscking the partition - nogo on reboot

Want to:
Use my boot disc and do a puppy pfix=clean, there is too much installed to just reinstall, /root is some 5gig to start with.

BUT:
it keeps picking the good one, no option to pick the faulty one.

All I want to do is tell it which partition to "clean"!


Any ideas folks

thanks
scsijon


Two 4.3.1 full installs?

Each in it's own partition.

Boot the cd.

Run full install from universal installer choosing the messed up
partition.

Choose "upgrade" not "wipe".

No need to install grub again......reboot.

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scsijon

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Aug 2010, 00:24    Post subject:  

problem is rjb it wants to do the good one, won't pick the other for some reason.

nothing wrong that I can see with the parn, can mount, etc ok without problems.

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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Aug 2010, 00:30    Post subject:  

scsijon wrote:
problem is rjb it wants to do the good one, won't pick the other for some reason.

nothing wrong that I can see with the parn, can mount, etc ok without problems.

scsijon


You have 2 partitions?
Can you post /boot/grub/menu.lst?

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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Aug 2010, 00:49    Post subject:  

Boot up the other full install and run

dumpe2fs
badblocks -s -v
fsck -n -v -f -c

on the damaged sdaNR.

copy the output to geany and rest one night over it.
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scsijon

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Aug 2010, 23:01    Post subject:  

rjb: only differeances in script is one is pointing to /sda3 the other /sda5

karl will have a go and report in a day or so.

thanks to both
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