nospam typed (on Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 08:11:30PM +0000):
| I am running 5.0.6 on an IBM EServer machine. The boot drive is a scsi
| I changed the IP address of the machine and relinked the kernel and now the
| machine fails to boot: "Warning hd not root disk controller found".
| I booted up from the emergency floopys ok and thought there may be a version
| of the kernel, "unix.old" or "unix.safe", that I could fall back to. I
| couldn't find anything like that after mounting the hd0root, etc. The
| /mnt/stand directory on the /dev/hd0root was also empty, which I thought
| should contain some of these files.
| Any ideas how to fallback to my old system ( before changing the IP address)
| or how to correct the situation?
At the boot prompt, type 'unix.safe' or 'unix.install'.
| If I reinstall SCO or upgrade to 5.0.7, does it let me have the option of
| keeping my users files on the machine?
On an upgrade, yes.
On a reinstallation, no if your user files are on the root filesystem,
yes if they are on a different filesystem.
I very much doubt that the change of IP numbers is the reason you got a
non-bootable kernel. You most likely changed something else in the link
kit, and not tested it by rebooting from the resulting kernel, before you
changed the IP number.