On Wed, 2006-07-12 at 20:32 -0500, hbrhodes wrote: > The really important thing i need to do is get around mounting the main > hard drive, so i can resize2fs the main drive. the computer does not > have a cd-rom, just four hard drives (eide kind). so i'm going to try > the grub.conf file and try editing it.... but i don't have any > experience with it really. OR, if i can use GRUB to boot into a folder > on the other computer so i can reinstall. though i would rather resize It sounds like simply booting the installer image is all you need (so you can get into rescue mode and do the resize2fs). You can do that using grub on the same machine: http://www.city-fan.org/tips/BootInstallerFromHardDisk Incidentally, have you tried ext2online? It might save you a lot of trouble if you're not making a really big size change. Paul.