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Old 06-17-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Boot Failure FC7 inDual w/ WinXp


Hi
I tried to set up a dual boot with WinXP and FC7
Grub boots WinXP but FC7 doesn't boot. I partitioned the drive as follows:
WinXP on first partition
FC7 on second
Swap on third partition

I get the Grub Menu, and choosing FC7 I get the system to hang after the following:

Uncompression Linux …..
Powernow-k8: bios error no psb or acpi _pss objects
Red Hat nash version 6.0.9 starting
Can’t have a partition outside the disk!
Unable to access resume device (Label=SWAP-sdc3)
Mount: could not find filesystem ‘/dev/root’
Setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
Setuproot:error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
Setuproot:error mounting /sys: no such file or directory
Switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory
Kernel panic – not syncing: Attempt to kill init!

It looks like I didn't set up my partitions correctly. I did not want to use the rest of the drive when I installed FC7 so I did not choose the 'automatic' partitioning. Is it apparent to someone where I went wrong? Thanks in advance for any help.
Scott
 
Old 06-17-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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I don't use (and have never used) any Fedora. Though I'm guessing that theres no need to use the whole of any free space, because there is usually a way of setting the size of partitions during installation (it may be listed as advanced though).

I'm not sure exactly what your quote is saying, other than I'd guess that it didn't managed to install everything it needed to run/boot or that your partitioning scheme needs the "automatic" touch. Your quote mentions the swap being sdc3 ???, which to my limited knowledge says it's either a scsi disk or an SATA device. So how many hard drives do you use ??? "sdc3" suggests that theres 3 (sda, sdb and sdc) with the 3 being at least 3 partitions on it.

Plus, I'd guess that where it (your quote) mentions /dev/root, then as you say you put the FC7 onto the second partition, then if you do actually have 3 hard drives, it would probably be looking for /dev/sdc2 or if you have 1 hard drive, then /dev/sda2.

When I dual booted, I only ever ran 1 hdd (EIDE/PATA type) so I always had /dev/hda2 for root on a second partition - though when I got adventurous and changed it so that it (the linux install) used multiple partitions, I had windows on hda1, /boot on /hda2, /swap on /hda3 and I then extended the /hda4 (baring in mind that the first 3 where primary partitions) so then that meant that for my root partition it was /hda5 and my /home was on /hda6 (see the partitioning scheme/nonclamenture works - just that it changes from hd? to sd? for scsi and SATA devices).

The chaps down at my LUG suggest that if you have the hard ware, it's safer/easier to follow to keep linux and windows on different hard drives.

Personally I'd run the installer routine again (from the CD/DVD), but let it do the "automatic" thing, you can always get a copy of gparted's live partitioning CD later to change the partitions some.

regards

John
 
Old 06-17-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the thoughts and direction to try next. Both OS's reside on the same drive.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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It certainly suggests swap is on a third drive, do you only have one drive or many?
Anyways, one should start from the top with the first error, take a look at the results of cut and pasting the first error into the google search field:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_PowerNow!
 
Old 06-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #5
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After several different configurations I still couldn't create a dual boot system with FC7 & WinXP. I was able to set up Ubuntu & WinXP and use GRUB as the boot loader. I removed everything and installed FC7 alone and to my surprise got a similar message and couldn’t get FC7 to boot when it was the only OS on the drive and was allowed to configure itself in a default configuration.

Install of FC7 seems to go ok but attempting to boot loads GRUB, Uncompresses Linux and loads kernel. Then the following:
Powernow-k8: bios error no psb or acpi _pss objects
Red Hat nash version 6.0.9 starting
Can’t have a partition outside the disk!
Unable to access resume device /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01
Mount: could not find filesystem /dev/root

It's downhill to a hung system from there.

The hardware is as follows:
Primary Master IDE - FC7 installed using defaults alone on drive
Primary Slave IDE - HD formated with NTFS
Secondary Master IDE - CD/DVD
Third Drive is SATA hardware RAID formated with NTFS

Maybe I should give up on FC7 since Ubuntu seems to install. I want to learn more and migrate. In the end I would like to run a file server & web server on my home network.

Thanks in advance for any insights.
Scott
 
Old 06-23-2007, 03:03 PM   #6
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From what I understand, your grub entry for Fedora is screwed. When the grub bootloader loads, select the Fedora entry and press E. Now select the Kernel... entry and press E again.

It should read something like: kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet

Make sure the root=/dev/VolGroup points to your VolumeGroup and Logical Volume
 
Old 07-20-2007, 08:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SBFree
Hi
Can’t have a partition outside the disk!
Unable to access resume device (Label=SWAP-sdc3)
Mount: could not find filesystem ‘/dev/root’
...
Scott
While previous post have been useful in trying to flesh out the cause, the issue is f7 uses a new kernel that uses libata to access all disks.
1. It presents all disks as /dev/sdX, hence your observations are normal.
2. It obeys the host protected area, hence a partition that uses the HPA will be rejected during boot, as upgraders and disk re-users have found.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/F...ab0f984faf3e9c

The other alternative is to backup your data, create a new partition table, using a kernel using libata, and reinstall fedora.
 
Old 07-23-2007, 07:13 AM   #8
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Thanks Dtimms!

I am trying to work in the Newbie forum so I'm not sure what libata or HPA are yet. I see in the link you provided that I may be able to get this install to boot by feeding the following to the boot loader as it starts:

boot: linux libata.ignore_hpa=1

Does that sound like an alternative to creating a new partition table?

I had been trying to use F7 as the second install OS with WinXP. Would it be possible to install a new partition table and reinstall XP then F7?
Scott
 
Old 08-12-2007, 08:31 AM   #9
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Does that sound like an alternative to creating a new partition table?
Yes. That will tell anaconda to allow use of the HPA. If it installs OK then, make a copy of your current grub boot item, change it's text label, and append the "libata.ignore_hpa=1" to the kernel line. Don't forget to choose it from the grub boot menu.

Quote:
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Would it be possible to install a new partition table and reinstall XP then F7?
Scott
Backup your data to a different disk.
fdisk and create new dos partition table, this does wipe the current partitions.
I haven't tried it, but I can't see why that wouldn't work.

DaveT.
 
  


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