linux will not boot, boot to grub prompt

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Operating Systems Linux Red Hat linux will not boot, boot to grub prompt
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Old 01-05-2005
my machine is using SCSI hard drive.

when i boot my linux from CD then go to rescue mode by typing linux rescue

error message is displayed straight after "Unable to find disk device driver"

I tried to install disk driver but it is not available to get driver from redhat installation CD, my disk is Raided using an hardware raid, (it is a Megaraid 320).

I downloaded the driver from and burn it to CD the driver is called megaraid2-v2.10.9.0-rhl90-kernel.img and two other file called megaraid2.c and megaraid2.h

finally I booted from redhat CD and type "linux dd"

The screen displays the following message:
Do you have a disk driver?

I selected "yes"

then insert my downloaded disk driver CD

then select "hdc"

But noting happans? what am doing wrough?

Any suggestion getting machine backup?

Thanks in Advance

Last edited by hassan2; 01-05-2005 at 07:48 PM..
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