Mounting a RHLinux 7.1 partition

Isaac Grover isaac.grover at
Wed Aug 31 14:53:46 GMT 2005

Good morning everyone,

Due to a hardware failure on my RHLinux 7.1 gateway, I have chosen to
install FreeBSD 5.4 as my new gateway's operating system.  The hard
drive didn't die fortunately, as I did test it on another system to
make sure it booted, and aside from kudzu complaining about some new
and missing hardware, everything was there.

Once I had FreeBSD 5.4 set up, I put the RHLinux drive in the FreeBSD
machine as primary slave.  Manually mounting the drive didn't seem to
work since I could find which /dev/ entry the RHLinux drive ended up
on, and of course fdisk wouldn't help for the same reason.  So I
pulled the RHLinux drive from the FreeBSD machine, set it up as
primary master on another machine, and was going to do the necessary
file copies over the network.  However, now it boots up with the
FreeBSD menu, giving me one option (F1) to boot FreeBSD, and pressing
F1 yields a beep from the PC speaker, and no boot.

What happened to my RHLinux MBR and how can I either: 1) restore the
MBR or 2) retrieve my data?

Thanks in advance,
Isaac Grover, Owner
Quality Computer Services of River Falls, Wisconsin
Computer Consulting, Networking, Maintenance, and more.
Commercial and Residential Inquiries Welcomed.

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