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but it says file not found...
though partition is recognised correctly...
do i need to modify grub.conf ???
how to do that???
Are you sure your root partition is (hd0,5) which would be hda6 since grub counts partitions starting from zero.
You can either edit the grub entries right when it tries to boot or you can boot via a live-cd and then change the grub configuration file. The file is most likely located in /boot/grub. File name can be either menu.lst or grub.conf.
press "c" to get a Grub prompt if you have not already done it.
Ask Grub where is the partition that has grub.conf by
You can ask Grub to display the grub.conf by "cat" command
My guess is you may have a problem with /etc/fstab. I don't like Fedora's way of addressing its root by a label in a hard disk and change it to the standard device name, as used in every other Linux, in all the Red Hat I have.
kernel wasn't found and this was the output of grub.conf
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,7)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core 5 (2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp)
kernel boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5smp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
title Windows XP
I always install a Linux in a single partition and so my /boot is a subdirectory of / in every case. That is why my /boot/grub/grub is the same as another user's /grub/grub.conf stored in a dedicated /boot partition. Also I also edit menu.lst and disregard grub.conf.
In the above it would suggest whever we have /etc/grub.conf we should have /grub/conf as a symbolic link (and also menu.lst). I know Grub cannot read a LVM and that is why every Red Hat must have a separate /boot partition (unless you do not use LVM and use a single partition like me). The /boot partition is always non-LVM.
Therefore Grub cannot access the /etc/grub.conf, as it will be inside the LVM, and must boot according to the grub.conf stored in the /boot partition or directory.