How to create a rescue disk?

Eric Hartwell darth_linux at
Sat Nov 27 09:59:56 UTC 2004

On Saturday 27 November 2004 14:10, James Guarriman wrote:
> Hi.
> I installed Fedora Core 2. After 2 hours, I suffered a
> blackout at home and my PC didn't start, because it
> stopped when starting 'email daemon'.
> My HD was empty this time, and I decided to reinstall
> it
> again. But next time I would like to have a rescue
> disk.
> 1) How can I create it?
> 2) How must I use it when my system is damaged?
> Thank you very much.
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you can use disk one of the set (or the dvd itself). at the initial boot: 
prompt you type "linux rescue" and it will (eventually)  go into rescue mode. 
It will have you select your language and such then ask if you want to enable 
network devices ( i usually say no for the sake of security). After it enters 
rescue mode, type "chroot /mnt/sysimage" to make the root of your command 
line experience your Linux install on the harddrive. 

hope that helps 

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