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Old 12-08-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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VolGroup00 not found after motherboard upgrade


hope someone can help with the following problem: I've been running a small Webserver on Fedora 6 for a couple of years, but have had to replace the motherboard after it was taken out by a power surge during an electrical storm.

I've changed from an Albatron KM51PV to an Asus M2N68-CM - the rest of the system has remained exactly the same (AMD Athlon, one SATA HD, one IDE DVD/CD drive).

Since replacing the motherboard, the system won't boot any more - I get

Red Hat nash version starting
  Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
  No volume groups found
  Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
and the standard mount, setuproot, and switchroot error messages which follow.

The relevant lines in grub.conf are

kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 acpi=on pci=noacpi rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-
(but I've tried manually changing these parameters to see if it would make any difference, too - no success).

I'm able to boot into rescue mode from the Fedora 6 DVD, and the VolGroup is recognised from there, so the hard drive itself seems to be fine.

How do I resolve this problem ? I've read through this thread, which seems to outline similar problems, but doesn't seem to offer a solution.

What do I do now ?
Old 12-08-2008, 11:43 AM   #2
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Maybe it is not relevant but how many sata ports do you have now.
If you have more maybe changing the sata port will help
Old 12-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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SATA ports

Same as before - four. I've just tried booting with the drive plugged into each different port, but it made no difference...
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Solution found


just thought I'd add that I've found a solution (massive thanks to Nic Suzor for pointing to it) - the steps described at solved the problem.

1. Boot to the Fedora rescue CD
2. chroot to the Fedora volume.
3. cd /boot
4. mkinitrd initrd-(replace ur kernel version).img (your kernel version)
5. make sure to change the new initrd in /boot/grub/grub.conf
Hope this is helpful to anyone else who runs into the same problem.


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