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Old 05-29-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
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cannot etch after installing fedora 9

Hi there

after installing fedora 9, on my system running Debian 4.0 I cannot see deabin on grub. I think i might have overwritten something. this if my my menu.list looks like.

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
# root (hd0,2)
# kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda3
# initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=6368746f-2074-616b-6f65-207575696400 rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
/boot/grub/menu.lst (END)

when I fdsik I can see all the partitions

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80025280000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2ba82ba7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 851 6835626 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 852 7040 49713142+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda3 7041 9729 21599392+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda5 852 1181 2650693+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 1182 7040 47062386 83 Linux

any Ideas
Old 05-29-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
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You just need to edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the correct information to boot your Etch installation, for example:

title Etch (whatever)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.21-2-k7 ro
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.21-2-k7.img

Except of course you need to figure out what 'vmlinuz' and 'initrd' strings to actually use.
You can do this by mounting that volume in RH:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
ls /mnt/boot/*
Old 05-30-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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will try that


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