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Old 06-06-2006, 12:44 AM   #1
Merlin Whitewolf
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Grub Loads 2 of 3


I started out with windows xp on my computer, then I added Fedora Core 5. I decided to add another distro, so I installed Kubuntu. That worked fine. I had a triple boot system.
I downloaded Ubuntu and tried it out as a live CD and discovered that I like it better than Kubuntu. So I installed it.
Now I can't boot into Fedora. I tried reinstalling, first Fedora and then Ubuntu. It didn't help.

This is my hard drive layout --

/dev/sda1 '/' for Ubuntu 5GB ext3
/dev/sda2 winxp 45GB ntfs
/dev/sda3 Extended
/dev/sda5 Fedora 49GB ext3
/dev/sda6 swap 2GB
/dev/sda7 '/boot' Ubuntu 49GB ext3

This is what fdisk shows --

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 682 5478133+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 * 683 6451 46339492+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 6452 19457 104470695 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 6452 12830 51239286 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 12831 13079 2000061 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 13080 19457 51231253 83 Linux

The grub entry for Fedora was --

title Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux) (on /dev/sda5)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 root=/dev/sda5
savedefault
boot

But that didn't work, so I changed it to --

title Fedora Core 5
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1

and rebooted. On the boot screen I chose Fedora and this is the message I received --

'Error 13: Invalid or unsupported format'

I haven't found a solution to this yet, so I'm asking for help. Please?
 
Old 06-06-2006, 02:12 AM   #2
Emmanuel_uk
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Quote:
title Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux) (on /dev/sda5)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 root=/dev/sda5
savedefault
boot
That should work... Am stumped

Please post /boot/grub/menu.lst

Quote:
But that didn't work, so I changed it to --

title Fedora Core 5
rootnoverify (hd0,4)
chainloader +1
When you reinstalled fedora, did you install grub at the start of the
FC partition ?

I understand ubuntu and xp are still booting, correct?
 
Old 06-07-2006, 12:37 AM   #3
Merlin Whitewolf
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Originally Posted by Emmanuel_uk
That should work... Am stumped

Please post /boot/grub/menu.lst


When you reinstalled fedora, did you install grub at the start of the
FC partition ?

I understand ubuntu and xp are still booting, correct?
I've just got Fedora booting! Yippee!! I just changed the kernel entry to '/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1,2054_FC5 root=/dev/sda5 ro quiet splash' and added 'initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.15-1.2054_FC5.img', 'savedefault' and 'boot'. I rebooted and Fedora loaded up fine.

I'm using the grub supplied by Ubuntu. I didn't install grub with Fedora. I thought that one bootloader would be enough.

Thank You,
Merlin
 
  


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