LILO crashed then HD crashed
This is the part I really hate and the part that I'm not good enough at. When I try to fix something I break something else. :(
I broke LILO after compiling a new kernel. I had to boot from floppy. That was fine. Then I decided to remove LILO (do I really need it?) but now have "Invalid partition table". (The instructions I found on the net said to dd boot.003 to /dev/hda),
I can't mount the drive from a floppy so I can't fdisk it and my box will see the drive only if the pins are set to "master" so I'm unable to access it from another drive. At this point, booting it would be great but it would be good enough for now if I could simply mount it so that I can access the data.
I'm stuck. Can anyone help?