grub won't load fedora 4, rescue disk says partition is unformatted!
Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
At some point in the near future, you should backup /boot and run e2fsck on hda3 from rescue mode without mounting the installation.
For example, you could create /root/boot_backup and use “cp -a ...” to create an archival backup of /boot there.
Then, if the hda3 ext3 filesystem could not be fixed using e2fsck, you could reformat it using “mke2fs -j ...” and then use “cp -a ...” to restore the backup copy to /boot.
If you reformatted hda3 as ext3, you would need to either create 2 mount points and then mount hda3 in one and “/” (i.e., the logical volume) in the other so that you could copy from one to the other OR you could reassemble the entire FC4 setup like this:
mount /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /mnt/sysimage
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/sysimage/boot
cp -a /root/boot_backup/* /boot
If you had other logical volumes for /home, /var, etc., then you should also mount them in a similar manner before using chroot. And the mount point doesn’t have to be named sysimage. It can be anything you want to call it.
I had a similar problem while installing FC4. Grub apparently didn't fully install. Most of the files were missing in the grub directory. I had Redhat 9 installed on a different computer, so I copied the grub directory to a thumb drive, then copied them back the the FC4 computer using a livecd. After editing grub.conf, I did get it to start loading the image file, without success. I did do lots of things before I figured out that this was the problem. Now I plan to reinstall FC4, and copy the files from my thumb drive afterwards. hope this helps