screwed up fedora install - dumb mistake
Well, I was all giddy about my new 1.5M DSL upgrade and so I downloaded fedora core 2.
Then I went to my red hat 8 machine and look at my partitions and I had a 6GB partition that was just sitting there doing nothing and nothing installed on it.
So, I thought, hey, I'll throw fedora on that partition. Which, I think, and now I'm not so sure, that it was /dev/hda2. Anyway, so I stupidly started the fedora install and got to the manually partition part and there was /dev/hda2. So, dang, I can't remember now if I deleted it and reassigned it or if I edited it and changed it. acckkk.. Anyway, I gave it a new mount point, / , since I thought (and that was my main problem), ok, this is going to be the root partition for fedora. Then I moved on to the rest of the installation all the time thinking, wait a sec, I must've missed something. Anyway, I proceeded with the installation and when I rebooted I had the option to go with fedora or with RH8, which I added during the installation. I think that is where it started seeming strange. Like, why did I just do that? Why didn't it already know about my red hat 8 system. Anyway, so I selected the RH8 option and immediately saw:
And then it just sat there mocking me for being stupid and not thinking about what I was doing. It is now a duel boot, not a dual boot!
Have I totally hosed up my red hat 8 system?? :cry:
I am hoping I can recover somehow and hopefully my red hat 8 system is hiding there in hda3.
Here's some stuff as it stands now. I don't know why that hda4 is W95 Ext'd. The machine only had red hat 8 on it. There was nothing else. No windows. The fedora install must've done that or got confused.
Help if you can. Call me stupid if you want. :cool: :D
It's a new day.:scratch: :cool:
Well, I mounted /dev/hda3 and sure enough, looks like my Red Hat 8 system is hiding in there.
I need to figure out how to change grub, I suppose, to see that and allow me to get at it.
Or, to go back to only see Red Hat 8 and forget about or delete fedora for now.
I'll be looking into that today, but I can use any specific advice about fixing this if you have any advice just laying around there for me. ;)
Think this should do, add three lines in grub.conf:
kernel (hd0,2)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 (add ide-scsi, acpi etc, etc parms)
Note GRUB starts counting disks and partitions from zero.
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