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Old 04-26-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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Boot of Fedora 2 T2 fails after upgrade


I have installed FC1 under VMWare, the installation worked fine. I then upgraded to FC2 Test 2. The result will not boot. The kernel complains that it can not find root=LABEL=/

In resue mode I have checked the volume label and it seems fine.

Any ideas ?
 
Old 04-26-2004, 07:35 PM   #2
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Modify the grub.conf entry, removing the root=LABEL=/ and change to the example below

Example
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5 ro root=/dev/hda10 acpi=on selinux=0 rhgb
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:19 PM   #3
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Hmmm. Didn't help much, I know have
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.3-2.1.253.2.1 ro root=/dev/sda2 acpi=on selinux=0 rhgb

The error I now get is 'Unable to open device 'sda2'.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 11:33 PM   #4
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Is sda2 your / folder. If you can, check /etc/fstab to make sure you have the right partition for /
 
Old 04-27-2004, 03:12 PM   #5
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Yes, it is. As mentioned in the first post, this was an upgrade from a working FC1 installation. I note that FC2T3 is now out. I might give that a try.

The reason for getting an FC2 release up is tio check out the compatibility of some software we use before FC2 becomes production. It is part of a planning exercise.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 08:25 PM   #6
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start with the resuce disk and recompile ur kernel...
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:28 PM   #7
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I had a quick go at recompiling the kernel fron a rescue boot but didn't get far. I thought I'd try a fresh FC2T2 install to see if that was any different from doing an FC1 -> FC2T2 upgrade. It wasn't :-(

I might have to wait until an FC2 final dist is available and try again.
 
  


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