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Re: f10dvd installs but won't boot



Craig responded:

you didn't post the whole grub.conf so it's not possible to compare it
to the entry for FC5

Obviously we now know you have 2 hard disks so it probably would be
helpful to show output of

grub.conf
fdisk -l /dev/sda
fdisk -l /dev/sdb

yes, if you remove 'rhgb quiet' entries from grub, you would see more
debugging information on screen but you can do that temporarily at boot
time by 'editing' the grub entries at boot time or I think pressing the
'ESC' key while starting up.

Craig

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jbyers:
Craig, thanks for response.
I think we are miscommunicating on some points.
I did post the whole grub.conf, this is from f10 install, not my fc5.

I explained I had two disks, most carefully after Frank asked me
to more clearly explain:  f10 on sda1, fc5 on sdb6.

but I went on to say I was now trying to divorce my f10 install from
anything to do with fc5, so using knoppixcd
I did
grub
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)

so I am no longer using the fc5 grub.conf to boot f10:
from my experience that is more prone to "Error2 Bad file or directory"
which i no longer see using f10 grub.conf.
If you think it would be useful anyway I will show it here along w fdisk.


from fc5 grub.conf   stanza for fc5, stanza for f10

title fc5copy (2.6.17-1.2174_FC5) sdb6 
        root (hd1,5)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5 ro root=/dev/sdb6
##      initrd-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5.img
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.17-1.2174_FC5.devsdb6.img


title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686) dvd scsi_mod.scan=sync
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=449a78aa-d4d5-4e91-
bf9c-5833d7218c8f rhgb quiet scsi_mod.scan=sync
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.img

[root bootp ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 36.7 GB, 36703934464 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4462 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2676    21494938+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2677        3163     3911827+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3            3164        4462    10434217+  83  Linux
[root bootp ~]# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 36.7 GB, 36703934464 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4462 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2              14         268     2048287+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb3             269         281      104422+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb4             282        4462    33583882+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sdb5             282        1301     8193118+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb6            1302        2321     8193118+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb7            2322        4462    17197551   83  Linux
[root bootp ~]#


I will experiment with editing grub entries at boot time,
thanks for suggestion.

Jack



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