james at james-web.net
Fri Jan 25 20:21:28 EST 2002
You could try making a rescue disk or a small floppy based distro
(Neptune Linux comes to mind). Maybe try to run fsck then.
Some others might have better ideas. In the past when I've had a
problem, I just ripped out the Install CD and reinstalled everything.
Good luck, Katie. I hope you get things working again. Let us know how
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org
> [mailto:techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org] On Behalf Of Katie
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 7:21 PM
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: [Techtalk] help!
> [I already posted this to the newchix list, but I'm also
> posting it here in the hopes that more eyes might see it. If
> you've already read my post on newchix, please ignore the
> message below.]
> This is one of those "Aaaa! My system crashed please please
> help!" messages.
> Just warning you now. :)
> The problem: I can no longer get my desktop Linux machine
> (RedHat 7.0) to boot. Here's the point at which the startup freezes:
> init: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/libc.so.6:
> cannot read file
> data: Input/output error
> What I was doing when all hell broke loose: I had opened
> gimp, and the "splash screen" window for gimp froze, and then
> my whole desktop froze. I did a cold reboot of the computer,
> and now when I choose to boot linux (as opposed to Win2K,
> which still works fine) I get the above error message. Being
> an idiot, I never made a boot or root disk for this computer;
> I'd just assumed that PogoLinux had provided me one, but that
> doesn't seem to be the case. So, I'm
> stuck. What do I do from here? I have another Linux
> machine on the same home
> network running a different distribution (so that machine's
> boot/root disks didn't help), and when I boot Win2K on the
> problem machine, as I mentioned earlier, everything's fine.
> Someone suggested that I burn the RedHat installation CDs
> with my CD-RW drive, but I've had a hell of a time getting
> CD-burning software to work under Win2K.
> So I'm hoping for some kind of floppy-diskette solution.
> Any help would be *greatly* appreciated.
> Thanks for your time.
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