Frank Millman wrote: > > I did a search for '*grub*' on my system. It found a few files. The > following could be relevant - > > 1. /etc/sysconfig/grub > boot=/dev/sda > forcelba=0 > > 2. /sbin/grub-install > I ran it, but it asked for an install_device. I prefer not to guess, so > I did not try any further. > > > For the record, 'ls /boot' looks like this - > > config-220.127.116.11-134.fc10.i686 > initrd-18.104.22.168-134.fc10.i686.img > System.map-22.214.171.124-134.fc10.i686 > vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-134.fc10.i686 > > If I type 'umount /boot', it says '/boot: not mounted'. Is that expected? As > mentioned in my reply to Paulo, /etc/fstab has changed. It used to contain > an entry for /boot, but now it does not. I am not sure when it changed, but > I think it was when I selected Install/Upgrade on the second machine. I got > a warning message and did not proceed, but a couple of things seem to have > changed after that. > > It is quite possible that my messing around has left things in a state which > makes it difficult to diagnose problems. If you would like me to re-install > from scratch on the first machine and start the whole process again, I will > try that. I think it is worth persevering with this exercise to prove a > point. Hopefully others may find it of benefit as well. > OK - this makes things interesting. Grub know where to find the /boot partition, but booting in the rescue mode does not find it. (It uses /etc/fstab to mount your other partitions.) The reason you have files in /boot is because they were written there when it was not being used as a mount point. If you get the /boot partition mounted on /boot, you will no longer see them. I suspect that what you need to do is add the UUID=b6c62c5a-0afb-4258-a726-6a377a6f3b9e /boot ext3 defaults 1 2 line back into /etc/fstab, and then "mount /boot". If that works, then you will want to unmount it again, and copy the file that will be there to a temporary location, remount /boot, and copy them back. After that, you should be able to move the drive to the second machine, boot from the rescue disk, and have the full /boot tree. You can then build the initrd and make the changes in the Grub menu we talked about. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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