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RE: Fedora Core 2 boot problems / [Question] boot without initrd?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Andrey Andreev
> Sent: 05 October 2004 15:29
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Fedora Core 2 boot problems / [Question] boot without initrd?
> 
> Darren Coleman wrote:
> [snip]
> > Whenever I attempt to boot the system, it loads the GRUB loader and
> gives me
> > the option to select the kernel I want to boot (obviously only one
> > available), then shows the following:
> >
> > Booting 'Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)'
> >
> > root (hd0,0)
> >  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=/dev/hda2
> >    [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x1235b7]
> > initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
> >    [Linux-initrd @ 0x2ffb2000, 0x2d9b1 bytes]
> >
> > ..and that's it.
> >
> > No "Uncompressing the kernel".. nothing.. just a flashing cursor.
> [snip]
> 
> Now, I'm not really very knowledgeable about the boot process, but I was
> wondering if booting without an initrd would make sense here. It looks
> to me like some module in the initrd dies, and maybe OP's kernel would
> be "big" enough to handle it with what's compiled in. Would someone more
> enlightened please tell me if I make any sense? :)
> 
> //Andro
> 
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> Andrey Andreev
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> Dept. of Computer Science
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Hi Andro,

I have tried editing the grub.conf to remove the initrd (using the Rescue
Disk with the system mounted on /mnt/sysimage) but this did not alter
anything - the boot process did not get any further.

Daz



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