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loboIam 03-29-2009 03:28 PM

Can't access Fedora 10 partition from Linux Mint
Loaded Fedora 10 on sda1 (160GB) and Linux Mint 6 on sdb1 (500GB). Initially, couldn't load grub (Error 17). Changed bootup priority in BIOS. Able to run Linux Mint 6 with no problems but still not able to access Fedora 10.

reptiler 03-29-2009 03:44 PM

Fedora usually installs on LVM, so you may have to play around with that first before you can actually get to the point where you should be able to mount something.

manwithaplan 03-29-2009 03:52 PM

Is your problem that you see Fedora in grub and it wont boot? Or is it that when you load Mint you cannot see your Fedora partition?

Just need clarification. I would post your

fdisk -l
output, so we can see how your drives are setup.

loboIam 03-29-2009 04:21 PM

Had to use GParted to get the information. Got embarrassed when I discovered I must have deleted F10 when it wasn't loaded on the grub properly.

HD setup
unallocated 143.30 GiB
/dev/sda2 extended 5.75 GiB boot
/dev/sda5 linux-swap 5.75 GiB

/dev/sdb1 ext3 460.01 GiB
/dev/sdb1 extended 5.75 GiB
/dev/sdb5 linux-swap 5.75 GiB

Want to load F10 on sda1. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

manwithaplan 03-29-2009 04:47 PM

When you install FC10, do a custom partition install, avoid the auto install. You dont need LVM.

Then at the end of the install (DO NOT LOAD GRUB TO MBR) Unless Mint is specifically specified as a distro to add to the menu.lst file.

Meaning Install FC10, no auto partition. Then when it comes to installing Grub, say no unless Mint is listed as an add on. If not dont install grub and just edit Mint's menu.lst file to add FC10

Example of a menu.lst


title Fedora 10
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/whatever
initrd /boot/whatever

title Mint
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/whatever
initrd /boot/whatever

Now if your Grub is missing all together then just load FC10 install Grub and add Mint to the menu.lst file

Doug Vitale 04-11-2009 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by loboIam (Post 3491889)
Want to load F10 on sda1. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Manwithaplan gave you some great advice. Just specify sda1 as the partition in the Fedora 10 installer. I actually have both Mint and Fedora on my laptop; here's my GRUb if it helps:

title Linux Mint 6 KDE CE, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Linux Mint 6 KDE CE, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=/dev/sda3 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

title Linux Mint 6 KDE CE, memtest86+
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin


# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda2.
title Fedora ( (on /dev/sda2)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=UUID=89ed1d10-f3a4-489e-a8c6-46be6fa7dbf7 rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-

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