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Old 07-11-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
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Unable to boot

kernel 2.6.9-55.El

I have recently done some recovery procedures on such machine. I needed to delete and re-create partition '/'.
Then, I restored data previously archived via Tivoli Storage Manager. Actually, when I boot up, kernel selection screen appears correctly; then, after choosing the image to boot, I receive error:

mount error 2 ; mounting none
It seems the system cannot find '/' partition. Here is the content of my /etc/fstab and /boot/grub/grub.conf :

title Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (2.6.9-55.EL)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-55.EL ro root=/dev/hda8 rhgb quiet
        initrd /initrd-2.6.9-55.EL.img

/dev/hda8               /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda3               /home                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda7               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda2               /usr                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda5               /var                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda8               /                       ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda6               /tmp                    ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/hdc                /media/cdrom            auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
ANy idea why the boot loader cannot find root ?
Old 07-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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"mount error 2 ; mounting none"

This error means that grub cannot find your initrd file.

Try booting a live CD, chroot to / and run grub-install again.

Steve Stites


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