moving from FC 5 to FC 8
gayleard at eircom.net
Sun Feb 3 14:48:13 UTC 2008
Terry - Fedora Core wrote:
> Old computer died. Salvaged hard drive and installed on new computer.
> New computer now has 3 hard drives in the following configuration.
> 1. sda - 120 GB - original drive from old computer. Used LVM under
> FC 5. partitions are:
> * sda1 ext3 -- the boot partition, 101.94 MB
> * sda2 ntfs -- the original Windows XP partition, 10 GB
> * sda3 extended -- contains sda5 and sda6, 104.93 B
> * sda5 fat3e2 -- origanilly used to communicate between FC5
> and Windows XP, 10 GB
> * sda6 ext3 I think - all of the original FC 5 directories
> and data, 94.93 GB
> 2. sdb - new 500 GB drive with Windows Vista
> 3. sdc - new 500 GB drive with Kubuntu Gutsy, 7.10, installed.
I haven't studied your rather complicated situation carefully,
but I would make three suggestions:
1. Get Knoppix to find the actual situation.
2. Spend an hour learning to use grub interactively.
3. Make a copy of the MBR(s) before installing grub on them:
dd if=/dev/sda of=mbr.1 bs=512 count=1
Then you can re-install (eg with Knoppix) if disaster strikes.
Also, unless you have SCSI disks I think FC-5 would have called the disks
/dev/hda? not /dev/sda? .
Basically, I think you have to label all the FC-5 disks
if you want to upgrade.
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