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Old 01-13-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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unable to mount


I installed fedora 9 on my lenovo laptop which was preinstalled with vista basic.Now I dualbooted It.Today when I choose to boot vista from boot menu
it only shows me
"rootnoverify,chain loader+1"
I unable to boot vista.
So I booted into fedora to check wheather any problem occured .
When I tried to mount c drive which was preinstalled vista it show error like this
"Failed to mount /dev/sda1:input/output error.1>NTFS is either inconsisent or 2>you have hardware faults,or you have a softRAID/FakeRAID hardware.
In 1st case run chkdisk /f on windows then reboot into windows twice.The usage of /f paameter is veryimp.
In 2nd case if u have softraid/fakeraid then 1st u must have activate it & mount a different deviceunder the /dev/mapper/ directory,plz see dmraid"

So is this the h/w problem or os problem or anything else ??
Plz suggest me what'll I do ,If I am formatting it ,I've to backup my data from that drive ,Is that possible from fedora ??
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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"rootnoverify,chain loader+1"
I believe the above should be something like this:
Quote:
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
Provided you have Vista installed onto the first partition.

Try this and see if you can boot into vista.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 12:58 PM   #3
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I believe the above should be something like this:


Provided you have Vista installed onto the first partition.

Try this and see if you can boot into vista.
trying ..
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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no still not booting
 
Old 01-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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What is the error you're getting now ?

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Plz suggest me what'll I do ,If I am formatting it ,I've to backup my data from that drive ,Is that possible from fedora ??
You mean back up your data from Vista partition ? Not unless you're able to mount that partition in Fedora.

What kind of laptop and hard disk setup do you have there ? Could you post the output of "fdisk -l" without the quotes ? Also, post the output of /boot/grub/menu.lst (it maybe /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf in your case).
 
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EDIT: Damned ! I only clicked "Post Quick Reply" once ! It got posted twice !!

Last edited by kevkim55; 01-13-2009 at 03:00 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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output of fdisk -l:
[root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3ffc3ff

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 3825 30720000 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 3825 15360 92652544 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3 17655 19457 14482597+ 12 Compaq diagnostics
/dev/sda4 15361 17654 18426555 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 15361 15398 305203+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 15399 15678 2249068+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 15679 17654 15872188+ 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
 
Old 01-14-2009, 04:45 AM   #8
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What is the error you're getting now ?



You mean back up your data from Vista partition ? Not unless you're able to mount that partition in Fedora.

What kind of laptop and hard disk setup do you have there ? Could you post the output of "fdisk -l" without the quotes ? Also, post the output of /boot/grub/menu.lst (it maybe /boot/grub/grub.conf or /etc/grub.conf in your case).
the output is like this:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,4)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda7
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=120
splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora 9 sulphur (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=6cdadc5d-4553-43a1-9aa0-5f3be396afe5 rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
title Vista Home Basic
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
 
  


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