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Old 02-26-2004, 05:21 AM   #1
hmsoft
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Booting from grub failed


Hi,

I work with XP and Linux RedHat9.
I let XP start and show the selection menu for XP or Linux boot.
Selecting Linux, grub is activated and the boot process starts but fails as shown below .
Thanks for helping me.

Herve.

...
Freeing initrd memory: 147k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 file system)
Red Hat nash version 3.4.42 starting
Loading jbd.o module
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
Loading ext3.0 module
Mounting /proc filesystem
Creating block devices
Creating root device
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed: 2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 132k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.


My disk partitions:
XP: /dev/hda1 ntfs
Linux: /dev/hda5 /boot ext3
Linux: /dev/hda6 / ext3
XP: /dev/hda7 ntfs
Linux: /dev/hda8 swap
/dev/hda9 /xp_linux vfat


/boot/grub/grub.conf:
default=0
timeout=1
splahimage=(hd0,4)/splash.xpm.gz
title RedHat
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-6 root=/dev/hda6
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-6.img

 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:39 AM   #2
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You need to compile ext3 support directly into your kernel, not as a module.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
hmsoft
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Ok, thanks,
but this distribution I got with a book should work fine directly without any kernel recompilation (actually it already worked fine...)

I've finally decided to reinstall Linux and let GRUB display its boot menu first, before XP says anything.
!!- and it works -!!

So I think now I'm happy with it

Herve.
 
  


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