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Old 08-14-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Installing Grub


I copied all the files from a IDE hard disk to my SATA hard disk partition
using the cp -avx command, when I try to bootup from SATA hard disk it shows "Verifying DMI pool data" and gets hangup. what I need to do to get boot from SATA hard disk. when I look at the /boot file I found that it was grub.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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I copied all the files from a IDE hard disk to my SATA hard disk partition
using the cp -avx command, when I try to bootup from SATA hard disk it shows "Verifying DMI pool data" and gets hangup. what I need to do to get boot from SATA hard disk. when I look at the /boot file I found that it was grub.
which distro??
boot with a rescue disk.
then

Code:
grub-install /dev/sda
or whichever the boot disk is
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:18 AM   #3
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I installed GRUB boot loader into the /dev/sda1 partition.
When I boot up the system, I got the following error message.

mkrootdev: label /not found
mount : error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot : pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/intrd) failed : 2
unmount /initrd/proc failed : 2

kernel panic : No init found
Try passing init= option to kernel

Last edited by vino87; 08-17-2009 at 05:19 AM. Reason: Misspelled
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:24 AM   #4
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Give us the results of fdisk -l
 
Old 08-17-2009, 05:43 AM   #5
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Device Boot
/dev/sda1 *
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3
/dev/sda4
/dev/sda5
 
Old 08-17-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Is that the result of fdisk -l?

I can not give you the technical reason but I believe you need to use a clone program or the dd command to accomplish what you are trying to do. The copy command will not work.
 
Old 08-17-2009, 03:38 PM   #7
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Get a copy of the UBCD, make sure you get the free one ... its got Grub on it,navigate to automatically install...
 
Old 08-17-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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hi

I installed GRUB boot loader into the /dev/sda1 partition.

would need a bootloader in mbr to chainload to it.

as mentioned put grub in mbr is the safest.

if you are not using ext4 the /boot partition or /boot sub-folder to / can run on grub2.

2) dd command would have been better as it can copy over mbr but why would you want to?
It would be safer to do a new partition table and a clean install.
This assumes you have backups.

but your kernel on ide may not have the modules for your sata....introducing a new error.

so IMHO it is better to do a clean install just to make sure new preferred distro detects and configs all your hardware.

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Old 08-18-2009, 02:27 AM   #9
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I installed GRUB boot loader into the /dev/sda1 partition.
When I boot up the system, I got the following error message.

mkrootdev: label /not found
mount : error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot : pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/intrd) failed : 2
unmount /initrd/proc failed : 2

kernel panic : No init found
Try passing init= option to kernel
did you do a

Code:
grub-install /dev/sda
drop the 1
 
  


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