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Old 04-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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Fedora 8 will only boot under certain circumstances


I'm currently using Fedora 8. To get it to run, I set my bios to boot from the full installation DVD, and select "Boot From local Harddrive". When I do that, it runs just fine. When I set the bios to boot directly from the hard drive, it goes through the following:
Booting 'Fedora (26.23.1-42.fc8)'
root (hd0,0)
  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/volgroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quit
[ Image, setup=0x2c00, size=0xle0320]
and then it hangs indefinitely. No error message, nothing. I'm not running any partitions on this machine.

My boot/grub.conf is
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora (
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-
fdisk -l gives :
Disk /dev/sda: 39.9 GB, 39998980096 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4862 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x41ab2316

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          25      200781   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              26        4862    38853202+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/dm-0: 37.6 GB, 37648072704 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4577 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/dm-1: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x30307800
Any solution or ideas on how to fix this problem would be great. Thanks!

Last edited by Coppersworth; 04-10-2008 at 08:57 PM. Reason: linux bootfailure
Old 04-10-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Is this the right forum for this? Has anyone seen this kind of problem before?


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