After a power failure, my RH7.2 is not able to boot up. It said that was an unclean system shutdown. And display several "Bad file descriptors" error while trying to mount the root partition. When it ask me to press "Y" to preform system check during the boot, I pressed 'Y' and it said unable to preform test due to unable to mount /proc/partitions. The boot process stop and prompt me to enter root password for maintenance. I tried to boot into "Linux Rescue" and perform fsck, but still doesn't help. I also try the maintenance, but whatever I try to do, it said no /proc/partitons mounted. I tried to preform e2fsck but it said something like /dev/null not able to read.
There are 2 things I would like to perform on either one:
1. Recover the system
2. somehow bootup the system with network connection so that I can transfer my data out and perform a clean install
Solution is highly appreciated. Many many many thanks.