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Re: f9 Preupgrade stalled?



On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 02:31:26PM -0500, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
>> I have never done anything with grub. AFIK, I have only one boot
>> partition (unless preupgrade built another one on my single disk drive).
>> Could you explain this in more detail?

what I meant was I have no experience with grub.

> Can you say that preupgrade didn't do anything to your grub entry?  My  
> point is that everytime you boot linux, the boot record gets read, a  
> bootloader gets run, and *it* figures out where your boot and root  
> partitions are and uses those assumptions to find the linux boot image  
> and the init programs (among others).  If where it looks gets changed,  
> or it perceives that the locations of those files have changed, your  
> boot can fail.  Just becuase you didn't change them doesn't mean they  
> haven't been changed, it just means they haven't been changed by you.
> /boot/grub/grub.conf gets changed every time you install a new kernel.
>

I just took a look at the grub dir. There is an anaconda message there
that there is no /boot partition (eg /boot is in the same partition that
everything else is in). That makes all boot paths relative to / and that
may be my problem. But I am in over my head so I will probably have to
wait until I get my hands on an install DVD, preferably for 64-bit F10
after F10 is officially released. Is there anyplace where I can order
a physical 64-bit F10 install DVD and have it shipped to me?

Thanks.


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