Hello, i am new to this site, and i have a problem..
here is the boring story.
I used to have a windows laptop, and i installed fedora core (old version 2 or 3) in an extended partition.
once upon time a have a problem with windows and i reinstalled it, and
guess what (as experienced ones know), i am not able to boot my linux again.
I used RescueCD (fedora-7 i386) to install GRUB into MBR, i succeeded but when i think everything is ok i got the following error when booting my linux..
uncompressing Linux... OK, booting the kernel.
ide2: I/O resource 0x3EE-0x3EE not free
ide2: ports already in use skipping probe
Red Hat nash version 4.1.18 starting
mount: error 22 mounting ext2
mount: error 2 mounting none
switchroot : mount failed : 22
umount /initrf/dev failed : 2
kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!
what is this horrible message means???
here is my steps:
(a) my grub.conf:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows XP Professional
#sudo fdisk -lu
(strange thing is the name of partitions sda and not hda, but when i used kubuntu live cd the above command returns /dev/hda ??? really strange!!)
(c) grub-install /dev/hda
(i got error not a device block...
sda also gives error, but i don't remember)
grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
grub> root (hd0,5)
grub> setup (hd0)
as i said before, i succeeded to install grub, but i can't boot linux
(as i did nothing!
any help?? is this problem relative to my grub installation, why is it
sda sometimes and hda other, why my kernel panic????