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YaST System Repair can be used to various facets of a damaged SUSE LINUX system.
An extensive system check is run for this purpose. If an error is encountered, YaST
offers one or several possibilities to remedy the problem.
there is NO GUI repair interface in Suse DVD and this will not change
The following table shows what problems can be solved in each of repair modes:
|Automatic Repair||Customized Repair||Expert Tools|
|Correct fstab entries||Configure boot loader|
|Check file systems||Reinstall boot loader|
|Check system's base packages||Find lost partitions|
|Check partition table||Like "Automatic Repair"||Change partitions|
|Check rpm database||Individual modules can be selected||Check file systems|
|Check swap area||Check system's base packages|
|Configure boot loader|
|Resolve boot problems|
Usually the "Automatic Repair" is sufficient to solve the problem. In rare cases
where this does not work, use the "Customized Repair" or "Expert Tools".
Observe the Notes regarding the repair modes.
The following problems can be solved with the "Automatic Repair":
If Linux is installed on the first hard disk (/dev/hda) and Windows on the second hard disk (/dev/hdb or /dev/hdc), the boot loader can NOT be restored with the "Automatic Repair" function. To modify the boot loader in such a way that both operating systems can be started, follow the instructions of the following article: SDB:Booting Windows from the Second HD
To execute the "Automatic Repair" function, simply press the respective menu
item. The repair procedure will start immediately. When you are asked whether you
want to activate the displayed swap partition, confirm with "Yes". In some cases
you may be prompted to correct entries in the file /etc/fstab. Simply confirm by
clicking "Repair". Next, a question will appear regarding the repair of the boot
loader. If your systems boots without any problems, simply click "Next".
In the "Customized Repair" mode, you can select individual repair items. This option is useful if you are already aware of the cause of a problem.
Select the needed repair options. Any dependencies on other repair options are
added automatically. Then confirm by clicking "Next".
Here you can directly start individual dialogs such as the ones you are familiar
with from the YaST Control Center of a running system.
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