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Old 02-04-2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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grub error after installing F9


i was having dual boot (winXP & F7) in one hard disk. Later i had got new had disk and installed F9 in the second one. New grub had recognized WinXP but did not pick up F7.

i could not even mount the F7 partition.
error which i got was:

could not mount lvm2pv partition

Can some one please help in mounting F7 partion?
Is there a way to make the system multi boot i.e, can i have all three OS's (XP,F7 & F9) running on my system?
How can i make the grub recognize the F7 partion?
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Fedora uses lvm by default, so you need to mount the logical volume on the lvm partition. See if you can locate the logical volume under /dev/VolGroupXX/ where XX is the volume group for the LVM phyisical partition on your first disk. Once you get the F7 root partition mounted, look in boot/grub/menu.lst and use the same stanza for F7 and add it to your current menu.lst file.

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Old 02-05-2009, 03:13 AM   #3
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hai jschiwal,

i found two volume in under /dev/VolGroupXX/


i presume that one belongs to F7 and other to F9. But i don't know the exact mapping of drives. is there a way to find out that.

will the "mount" command work after i found out the correct volume of F7?


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