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PHopGood 04-12-2009 07:24 AM

GRUB won't load fedora 10 - unknown filesystem type...

I have tried to upgrade Fedora 9 to 10 through the upgrade DVD instead of yum and now for some reason I can't get passed GRUB.

I keep getting Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition.

I don't really know what other information might be useful.

Any help would be great!

Thank you

syg00 04-12-2009 07:55 AM

If you are using ext3 in F10, you'll need to use the F10 grub. Else you'll have to force the inode size to 128 bytes rather than the (new) default of 256.
Have a read of this for some background.

PHopGood 04-12-2009 04:10 PM

Thanks syg00,

I'm definitely using ext2fs - I'm not really sure I understand the inode size thing - would I have to change the size when creating a new partition on the drive? I am also definitely using GRUB 0.97.

I have managed to kind of boot the OS by changing the partition that is loaded in GRUB. When I say kind of boot the OS I mean it starts the loading process, telling me that the services are starting (this is happening in a sort of command line interface without the pretty F9/10 GUI) saying that though it doesn't load completely so I can't type any commands in directly but I can ssh into the machine and do some things from there...

Sounds massively complicated, I know...

Again, any help is great!

syg00 04-12-2009 11:16 PM

Ahh sorry - my bad. I just re-read your initial post, and saw it was an upgrade. For some reason I thought you were dual-boot using the F9 grub.
You can probably safely ignore all that I said above.

I have managed to kind of boot the OS by changing the partition that is loaded in GRUB.
You want to explain that some more - in detail ?.
Sounds like an X issue - but you should still drop to a (nash ?) shell that allows you to do (limited if nash) commands.
More detail needed

PHopGood 04-13-2009 01:00 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Sorry, forget that bit about changing the partition that's loaded through GRUB, I swapped the port the HDD was plugged into and now GRUB does what it is supposed to.

I think you are correct when you in that it is an X issue. I have a couple of "screenshots" (photos taken on my phone) that might help explain it better.

Photo.jpg shows the services starting and photo (4).jpg shows where the computer hangs.

Again, I can't type commands directly but I can SSH into the box to do stuff.

Hope this helps explain my problem.


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