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[ale] My boot sector looks dead.



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On Sat, 2 Jan 1999, Ben Phillips wrote:

> Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 15:20:23 -0500 (EST)
> From: Ben Phillips <pynk at cc.gatech.edu>
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] My boot sector looks dead.
> 
> Another friend already suggested I try that, actually.  I re-installed LILO
> and still only get LI when I boot from that drive, which is why I began
> assuming damage to the HD.  (That, and the fact that all this trouble began
> after a sudden power outage -- I have no UPS.)
> 
	I've had the power go out on my servers before... have you ran
fsck against the partition with the boot sector on it? If you can boot the
system off a floppy I would say it's not a faulty harddrive but maybe that
the filesystem itself is corrupted... doesn't sound like my last outage
where it totally hosed the super blocks on the root partition in which
booting from a floppy was useless and required a re-format of the drive...

	Respectfully,
	Jeremy T. Bouse
	Sr. System Administrator

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