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Re: fc9: kernel won't boot



H.S. wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I just installed FC9 alongside Debian. During the installation I did not
> update grub and chose not to install grub. I have done this before. I
> just change Debian's grub to put in the relevant stanzas for my FC
> kernel (was FC8 till today).
> 
> Here is my relevant stanza now in my Debian's grub's menu.lst:
> title   Fedora 9, kernel 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
>         root      (hd0,12)
>         kernel    /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686   ro
> root=UUID=3cfc63bf-9e84-49a3-90ad-3fa623141200 rhgb quiet vga=792 selinux=0
>         initrd    /boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
>         savedefault
> 
> 
> FC9's / partition is /dev/sda13 and its home is /dev/sda14 (swap is
> /dev/sda12).
> 
> Its /etc/fstab is:
> UUID=3cfc63bf-9e84-49a3-90ad-3fa623141200 /   ext3    defaults     1 1
> UUID=4d049c49-6b8a-4cc6-9e42-87c1526094ad /home  ext3  defaults    1 2
> tmpfs                   /dev/shm          tmpfs        defaults    0 0
> devpts                  /dev/pts          devpts  gid=5,mode=620   0 0
> sysfs                   /sys              sysfs   defaults         0 0
> proc                    /proc             proc    defaults         0 0
> UUID=f6df95d2-3f58-41f7-b906-a0f01c61f401 swap  swap  defaults     0 0
> 
> 
> 
> If select FC9's kernel, it reports something about bad file descriptor
> and doesn't boot.
> 
> The contents of /dev/sda13/boot are:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root   86348 2008-05-01 06:34 config-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
> drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    4096 2008-10-12 20:01 efi
> drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    4096 2008-04-07 13:32 grub
> -rw------- 1 root root 2700907 2008-10-12 20:07
> initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  892575 2008-05-01 06:34
> System.map-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2088288 2008-05-01 06:34 vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686
> 
> BTW, this is the first time I seeing executable permissions in vmlinux.
> 
> Any idea what I need to fix? This sytem worked with fc8, don't know what
> I did wrong today with fc9 installation.
> 
> Regards.
> 
> 

This solved the problem:
1. Booted in to my Debian system.
(idea from this forum thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/partial-success-installing-grub-error-2-643342/)

2. Did
#> grub-install /dev/sda13

where /dev/sda13 is the other distro's partition(in my case it is Fedora
Core 9) which has /boot .

3. Rebooted and selected Fedora's kernel and it worked okay.

Regards

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