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Re: grub boot fails - sees wrong fs type



g wrote:
> greetings,
> 
> in another box, lost power supply due to 'bad caps syndrome'.
> 
> moved hard drives from old box to new box and ran 'cp -a' and 'rsync' to move
> old systems files to backup drive.
> 
> reformatted partitions and ran 'cp -a' and 'rsync' to move old systems files
> to new drive.
> 
> for moving distribs from backup drive to new drive.
> 
<-----------------------[ snip ]--------------->
> 
> note: grub is setup to use hdb1 as initial boot partition, not boot drive.
> note: hdb5/6 were 'reiserfs journalized', reformatted to 'ext3 journalized'.
> 
> in new box, sl5.4 and m2k's boot ok. f8s fails boot with error messages;
> 
> +++
> Creating root device
> Mounting root filesystem
> Reiserfs: sdb5: warning; sh-2021 reiserfs_fill_super: cannot find reiserfs \
>   on sdb5
> mount: error mounting /dev/root on /sysroot as reiserfs: invalid argument
> Setting up other file systems
> Setting up new root fs
> Setup root: moving /dev failed: no such file or directory
> No fstab.sys, mounting internal defaults
> Setup root: error mounting /proc: no such file or directory
> Setup root: error mounting /sys: no such file or directory
> Switching to new root and running init
> Unmounting old /dev
> Unmounting old /proc
> Unmounting old /sys
> Switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
> Booting has failed
> +++
> 
> read 'grub manual', 'man grub', and 'man grub-install', trying both to
> correct. still fails.
> 
> it appears that grub is not getting hdb5 fs type correct.
> 
> what arguments do i need to pass to grub for it to get hdb5 correct?
> 
> or should i wipe hdb1 '/boot/grub' and reinstall?
> 
Grub does not set the filesystem type. All Grub does is pass to the
kernel the root file system location. All your error messages are
from the kernel, not Grub. You can try rebuilding the initrd, and
see if that fixes the problem. If I remember correctly, the initrd
has its own fstab, and it probably has the wrong filesystem type in it.

Mikkel
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