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Old 08-18-2004, 10:53 PM   #1
st12iker
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GRUB Error & Mount Error


Hey,

Everytime I bootup I get an "GRUB Read Error"
GRUB is installed on my /hda
where as the Red Hat 9 OS is installed on external drive connected by a USB 2.0 (/sda)

Besides the fact that GRUB isnt working ..

I get another (ahhh!!) problem when I boot linux from the boot disk (nothing wrongs with the disk). When I boot linux (Red Hat) it says:

"Red Hat nash version 3.4.42 starting
Loading jbd.o module
ounting /proc filesystem
Creating block device
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroor"pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot, /initrd) failed :2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory 132k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel ."
Then I get a continuous blinking underscore and nothing happens

I tried reinstalling Red Hat multiple times but I continue to get the same error. I think the problem may lie in the fact that I installed Red Hat Linux on an external 80GB HD (new)...

Thanks for ure help in advance !!!

For this reason I am unable to provide you with the menu.lst file unless I can access it in WinXP
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
adamwenner
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Distribution: windows xp home, windows 98, red hat 9, fedora core 3, redhat enterprise linux, win2000 pro/server
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allright, my recommendation is to reinstall linux and put the / partition on the internal harddrive, then make other mount points during installation for

/lib
/tmp
/home
/root
/dev
/misc
/mnt
/opt
/var
/sbin

on your external, therefore, the basic boot files would be on your internal, then putting your other files on your external, no guarantee this will work though
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
st12iker
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K... Can you please guide me through ... Im not quite sure how to do this
 
  


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