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    Removing bad Knoppix-KDE3.1 install from NT RAID box

    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 floppy, but those are just stopgap measures.

    Any idea how to restore this box back to normal?

    Thanks!

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    How are your drives partitioned?

    More system info please.

    rock

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    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?

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    Anyone?

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