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??
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.
[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom1 udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
[root@localhost root]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/hda: 40.0 GB, 40027029504 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 4092 4866 6225187+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 14 3837 30716280 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 3838 4091 2040255 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3838 4091 2040223+ 82 Linux swap
Partition table entries are not in disk order
[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title RH 8
I'll be checking back in the morning. I'm burnt out for tonight.
Help if you can. Call me stupid if you want.