Fail to start FC6

Mogens Kjaer mk at
Thu Dec 7 07:23:26 UTC 2006

Stephen Liu wrote:
> Above info in from my recollection.  How to check them?  Unable to run
> "fdisk -l" without bootup PC

Looks like a hardware problem.

Try booting from the installation media in rescue mode
or from a Knoppix cd.

 From there it is possible to do an "fdisk -l".

Before fsck'ing I would test the hardware:

If the drive has SMART, see what

smartctl -a /dev/hda

tells you.

Run a test on the drive with:

smartctl -t long /dev/hda

and after the test has finished, see what

smartctl -a /dev/hda

gives of information.

Check cables, etc.

Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark
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