rh8.0 rescue mode + /dev/st0

Posted on 2003-03-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
is there a way to access an scsi-tape (/dev/st0) when booting from the rh8.0 install disk to rescue mode? (btw this works fine using the SUSE install disk and I already recoverd a rh system using the suse install cd)

Question by:szaboc
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redhat CD's mount your system in /mount/sysimage and give you a command to run (chroot /mount/sysimage) to make it look "normal"

It is possible that the path is just different, or that the module is not loaded.

If you check /etc/modules.conf it will show you what module it is loading for that device, you could load it yourself (insmod modulename) and then access the device.

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That's fair enough, but assume that i have to rebuild/restore a complete system after a damaged harddisk. Using the SUSE disk I can access /dev/st0 without having to load a module from the disk (the kernel on their rescue-cd has all relevant modules included). I've checked the files on the RedHat rescue images and to me it looks like that they simply forgot to include /lib/st.o.

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majorwoo earned 200 total points
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that does seem like a fairly lousy idea - if you are recovering with a rescue you probably want to either backup or restore your data...

without that module you are sorta SOL - you could always put it on a floppy and keep it around, but that sorta defeats the purpose...

redhat 9 is coming out next week, maybe they fixed that?

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