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Linux Tips: Using the Red Hat Rescue Mode

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Red Hat offers up some online instructions for using their boot CD as a rescue disk to recover a corrupted system.
The official Red Hat CD-ROM (disk 1) can serve as a bootable emergency disk for most modern PCs with BIOS that can boot from CD-ROMs. It includes file system tools for emergency system administration. Using this disc you can attempt to recover from file system-related crashes.

When your system crashes due to a power failure or any other dire reasons, you may find your file system to be corrupt, and Red Hat Linux might refuse to boot as normal. In such a case do the following:
 read more | mail this link | score:8151 | -Ray, October 29, 2003
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