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First, try using your Fedora installation cd. When you power up the computer and it goes to the cd, you may see a menu offering options such as install, boot from hd, etc. Select boot from hd, and it should find your Fedora installation and boot it up.
You may be able to fix your boot problem by running grub-install while in Fedora, which should correct the issue with /boot/grub/menu.lst. If not, you should at least be able to get the information I requested.
If you can't boot into the Fedora installation from the install cd, try booting a liveCD and mount your Fedora partition to get the information.
If you have the means to download and burn a liveCD, get Ultimate Boot CD, which also makes it possible to boot your Fedora installation.
1) you have /boot on a seperate partition from the rest of the filesystem.
2) your /boot/grub/menu.lst is looking for /boot in the same partition as the rest of the filesystem. And it show the root of the filesystem in the /boot partition instead of it's own partition of /dev/sda2.
Results of fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 *512 = 8225208 bytes
/dev/sda3 is your swap partition.
LABEL=SWAP-sda3 /mnt/backup ext3 defaults 0 0
This nees to be corrected to agree with the output of fdisk -l. Make it look like this:
LABEL=SWAP-sda3 swap defaults 0 0
Your external drive should have another drive designation, possibly /dev/sdb. Switch it on and wait a few seconds, then run fdisk -l again. You should see the external drive listed as well as /dev/sda.
The only reason I show this now is that I noticed that lines 3 and 4 use the /dev dir and considering I removed udev which inturn removes the /dev directory wouldnt this be why I still get the "error 15" screen?
If so how do I fix it as I assume this may take a different approach now?
In your initial post in this thread, you indicated that you removed and re-installed udev. Now you say you removed udev, which removed dev, and nothing about re-installing udev. So, which is it? Udev is install or udev is not installed.
Are you still getting error 15 when you try to boot Fedora from the hard drive?
Once more, show me the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst to see the changes you made in response to earlier posts I made.
My appologies, yes I did remove udev and it did remove the /dev directory, then I did reinstall ( as I was told to remove and reinstall udev) As of right now I do have my /dev directory and to my knowledge udev is installed (I used yum to do it).
Yes I am still getting error 15
Here is my current configuration...
i wish to reinstall fedora core6 but the system fails to boot from cd/dvd although i've changed the boot setup to boot from cd/dvd.The prompt to press enter in order to boot from cd/dvd does not appear but Grub loader starts up immediately