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Re: Preupgrade F8 to F10: a short story



On 2009-01-13 15:07, Timothy Murphy wrote:
I ran preupgrade on an ancient Thinkpad T20
which was running Fedora-8.
(I hadn't used it for a year or so.)

Preupgrade seemed to run OK,
but when I re-booted for the second time
(ie after installing the upgrade)
I got the dreaded GRUB message,
which I take to mean that the grub installation
has got itself screwed up in some way.

I got out my trusty Knoppix-5.1 CD,
which saw everything on my hard disk clearly,
mounted /dev/hda8 as /mnt/hda8 and /dev/hda2 as /mnt/hda8/boot ,
and chroot-ed to /mnt.hda8 .
But when I ran
	#grub
	#grun> root (hd0,1)
I got the message
	Error 21: Selected disk does not exist

To cut a long story short, when I ran
	#/mnt/hda8/sbin/grub
I no longer got this message, and was able to install grub with
	#setup (hd0)

Just a story, with no moral.


	


The disk is called sda (sd0) now, not hda (hd0).


--
Sjoerd Mullender


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