You could as a desparate measure change the booting pararmeter to read-write instead of read only, to see if it helps. There are two ways of skinning this cat.
(1) Editing the Grub menu on-the-fly. Press "e" at the Grub screen and try to alter the "ro" to "rw" parameter in the kernel statement.
(2) Boot the system up manually. Press "c" at the Grub screen to get a Grub prompt. Ask Grub to tell you which partition has its menu file by command "find /grub/menu.lst". When Grub return with the answer say (hd0,1) you instruct Grub to display its menu.lst on the screen by command "cat (hd0,1)/grub/menu.lst". Once you see the lines how Fedora boots itself enter the line exactly but altering the "ro" to "rw" in the kernel statement. After typing the "initrd" statement add an extra statement"boot" to fire up Fedora. Grub call its menu as "menu.lst" but "grub.conf" is also used by the Red Hat family so try the second if the first doesn not succeed.
Advice I would give to a user without a CD drive
You should make a bootable Grub floppy, by following the steps laid down by Chapter 3.1 of the Grub Manual to dd stage1 and stage2 into a floppy. That will give a Grub prompt with which you can boot up any Linux manually.
The method (2) above is the gerneal method to boot any Linux (or any OS) manually by a Grub prompt. It is highly relevant to a Linux user who has no access to Linux CD for rescuing a distro.
Last edited by saikee; 01-28-2007 at 05:37 AM.