1. Boot server/VM in BIOS mode and change Boot Mode to CD

2. Boot server/VM from Linux CD

3. Hit F5 to enter Rescue Mode.

4. Type: Linux Rescue (at prompt)

5. When asked to mount the filesystem to /mnt/sysimage – choose SKIP.

6. At root prompt #: type fdisk -l to display partitions.

Usually /dev/sda1 is boot, /dev/sda2 is swap, and /dev/sda3 is / (verify)

7. To fsck /, type:

e2fsck -f /dev/sda3

This will scan and repair any filesystem errors.

8. Unmount boot CD.

9. Type: “reboot” at system prompt.

10. System should boot normally.

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