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5. Disk Hacks > 50. Fix GRUB or LILO Boot Problems

Fix GRUB or LILO Boot Problems

Use the SystemRescueCD to repair a blown GRUB or LILO boot.

Linux has advanced disk management and repair tools too. Of note is the SystemRescueCD from http://www.sysresccd.com. SystemRescueCD is offered as an ISO file that can be written to a CD-R to make a bootable rescue CD. The packages includes several essential tools for fixing Linux boot-up problems, including:

GNU Parted

Used for editing disk partitions under Linux.

QtParted

A Linux-based clone of PartitionMagic.

Partimage

A Linux-based clone of Ghost/Drive Image to create images of disks and partitions.

Sfdisk

A tool that lets you back up and restore a partition table.

It also includes a variety of filesystem tools that allow you to format, resize, and debug an existing partition of your hard disk supporting e2fs, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, ntfs, and DOS partition types.


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