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Bad Disk - How do I boot?

JohnEBarnes
Occasional Visitor

Bad Disk - How do I boot?

A disk without the OS has failed. I can get to single user mode but only have read permission. I am thinking I need to remove an entry for the disk in /etc/fstab but do not have write premission. How can I get to multi user?
Thanks for any help.
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Joris Denayer
Respected Contributor

Re: Bad Disk - How do I boot?

In V4, you can do
# mount -u /

In V5, you can do
# mountroot


Good Luck

Joris
To err is human, but to really faul things up requires a computer
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Bad Disk - How do I boot?

In single user, you can run:

bcheckrc

to mount all "mountable" file systems. Or you can use mount -u / as described above. You should mount /usr also to have the vi command.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
JohnEBarnes
Occasional Visitor

Re: Bad Disk - How do I boot?

Thanks - mountroot was what I needed.
Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: Bad Disk - How do I boot?


Welcome to the HP ITRC forum John.

Be sure to look around a little.

You may want to 'close' this topic.

And check out forum use hints like:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28


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Regards,
Hein.
JohnEBarnes
Occasional Visitor

Re: Bad Disk - How do I boot?

mountroot was the command I needed.