[Techtalk] help!

James 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
it goes.

- James

> -----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.
> Katie
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