View Full Version : Removing bad Knoppix-KDE3.1 install from NT RAID box

03-19-2003, 11:51 PM
I've got a partial install of Knoppix-KDE3.1 on an NT SCSI RAID box. The install aborted, and the machine no longer boots properly.

It comes up to the boot: prompt. It attempts to load Linux, then aborts and ends up in a (very) limited shell.

What I'd like to do is take this completely off the machine - it never should have been installed there in the first place. But it's not clear how to do this.

Since this is NT, I can't run fdisk /mbr. I've tried running lilo -u from the CD (after having to jump various hoops) on all the drives, but it complains that it doesn't see a LILO signature anywhere.

I can boot into NT via the localboot option, or using a Smart Boot Manager (http://btmgr.sourceforge.net/) floppy, but those are just stopgap measures.

Any idea how to restore this box back to normal? :(


03-20-2003, 12:35 AM
How are your drives partitioned?

More system info please.


03-20-2003, 08:10 PM
OK, here's what I've been told: The operating system is Windows 2000 SP3.
The server is a HP Netserver TC4100 with 2 CPU's and 1 gig of RAM.
We use the HP 2M Netraid card to create our Raid sets.
All Raid is done through hardware, not software.
The drives are are partitioned into one Raid 5 Volume set (5 18gdrives).
The Raid volume is partitioned into a C: and D: drive.
The C: drive is 16 Gig and the rest goes to the D: drive.
NT boots from the C: drive which is where Knoppix has apparently put the boot loader.Any ideas? :?

03-26-2003, 12:05 AM
Anyone? :(