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Re: help - I think partition magic just clobbered me.



Hi,

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 05:48:57AM -0400, Thomas Kerstan wrote:
 
> I have(had) redhat 7.2 installed along with win 98.  my
> latest kernel appeared to be working fine. the /boot and 
> / partition were set up as ext3. I had it running
> for over a week, before booting back to win 98. while
> running under win 98 I started partition magic 7.0, which
> claims to know about ext2 partitions.  It gave me the
> same error twice, I unfortunate did not note the error
> at the time. it was something like "CHS and LBA block
> count do not match. lba is calculated as correct. fix
> this error" to which I mistakenly said yes. 
> 
> Now I cannot boot linux.  I get kernel panic with all 3
> kernels I had set up for lilo. prior to the kernel panic
> the error cramfs: wrong magic. appears.

Your boot loader configuration has been toasted by the geometry
rewrite.

> First question, can someone confirm that this error
> is in fact caused by whatever partition magic did ?

Probably, yes.

> Second question, can it be fixed ?

Maybe.  The best bet would be to start by booting from a rescue CD and
seeing if you can at least see the Linux partitions,  Then you'll
probably need to rerun the lilo or grub install to reset the boot
loader to something sane.

Cheers,
 Stephen





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