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Old 08-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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grub.conf dissapeared... no fc3 wont boot

Okie dokie, I am in trouble...

I opened up the grub console in fc3, then quit. didnt do anything

and then grub.conf/menu.lst is empty. completely.

so, i added a config file for fc3 from another user, and i tried tweaking it.

i always get a

kernel panic - not syncing.

it also says(before the kernel panic)

warning cant access (null)
exec of init ((null)) failed: 14

the menul.lst looks like
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/dev/hda2 rhgb quiet
initrd /initird-2.6.9-1.667(not totally sure about this line)

but it does boot(edit - it starts to boot, but always hangs on kernel panic)
thanks in advance,
Old 08-25-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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Example entry from FC4:
title Fedora Core
        root (hd0,10)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.12-1.1398_FC4.img
Change root (hd0,10) to match your system, and change all occurences of 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 to the version number of your kernel, so that /boot/vmlinuz-<version> exists.
Old 08-25-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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i also tried to /boot/kernel and initrd

but, it said couldnt find file, the only way it starts to boot when it is pointed at /

also having the root=LABEL=/ didnt work either.



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