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Old 10-01-2006, 08:10 AM   #16
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My apologies. I'm still having an issue reconciling a couple pieces of information. I follow your entire explanation regarding labels and /dev/hdb*. However, there is a wierd contradition here:

1. fdisk -1 shows clearly /dev/hdb1 is the boot partitioning and /dev/hdb2 is the Linux distro.
2. geometry (hd0) indicates drive 0x80, with three partitions 0, 1, 2 of filesystem type ext2fs (type 0x83) and 0x82 for the swap. However geometry (hd1) indiciates drive 0x81 with one partition, type unknown, partitioning type 0x7.

In other words, grub boots from (hd0,0), but the fdisk shows /dev/hdb* are the Linux partitions. Also, the filesystem is read-only, so I can't modify fstab...
 
Old 10-01-2006, 08:29 AM   #17
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Anyway, here is the latest:
Code:
Checking filesystems
/: clean , .... files, ... blocks
fsck.ext3: Unable to resolve 'LABEL=/boot'
so, I did manage to boot using the command
Code:
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15.-1.2054_FC5 ro root=/dev/hdb2
initrd /initrd.-2.6.15.-1.2054_FC5.img
boot
Repair filesystem prevents me from editing fstab. Also, I am presuming when I do exit it, I replace the lines with the label, right? REcall, there are two lines with a label... I am presuming my fstab need to read
Code:
/dev/hdb2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
replacing the lines...

Code:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
 
Old 10-01-2006, 12:42 PM   #18
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Glad to hear you manage to boot your Fedora.

I need to see your /etc/fstab before I could comment further. In Fedora you need to click root terminal, suppy the root password and edit /etc/fstab in a Bash shell. If you are unfamiliar with the text editor you can still use the graphic editor Gedit by typing
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gedit /etc/fstab
 
Old 10-01-2006, 01:36 PM   #19
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Sorry. Maybe you misunderstood. It 'booted' in the sense that the commands I mentioned booted to the same point where the fsck.ext3 error occured. I still cannot boot FC5. I booted the rescue CD and modified the /etc/fstab file to have the following lines for / and /boot:
/dev/hdb2 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hdb1 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
I then ran my menu.lst file normally, and FEDORA BOOTED!!! Ugh, now the X server won't start because of a mouse problem!! Argh!
 
Old 10-01-2006, 08:01 PM   #20
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(phew) OK... everything up and running. The xorg.conf was updated with Option "device" "dev/input/mice", and I ran setup (hd0) to get grub to find the menu.lst file. Finally!!! Thanks saikee! Only thing still needing to be repaired in the sound card.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 08:15 PM   #21
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Great. So it wasn't a nighmare anymore.
 
Old 10-02-2006, 06:08 AM   #22
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Hey, everyone eventually waves up from a nightmare. Indeed, "nightmare" is a tad melo-dramatic... probably more like a "groaner".
 
  


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