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Re: f10dvd installs but won't boot



On Mon, 2009-05-04 at 14:44 -0700, jackson byers wrote:
> newest info: f10 appears to quit when starting X server, see below
> 
> 
> I had modified f10 grub.conf to have 3 stanzas
> 
> 1  f10 orig  rhgb quiet
> 2  f10  norhgbquiet
> 3  fc5 chainloader
>  
> But, had to hit esc while booting to see my 3 stanzas
> ie I dont get presented with this list unless i hit esc
> so there is more here I dont understand
> 
> ----from f10 grub.conf
> #boot=/dev/sda
> default=0
> timeout=0
> splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> hiddenmenu
> title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686)
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 ro
> root=UUID=449a78aa-d4d5-4e
> 91-bf9c-5833d7218c8f rhgb quiet scsi_mod.scan=sync
>         initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.img
> 
> 
> 
> title Fedora (2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686) norhgbquiet
>         root (hd0,0)
>         kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 ro
> root=UUID=449a78aa-d4d5-4e
> 91-bf9c-5833d7218c8f scsi_mod.scan=sync
>         initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686.img
> 
> 
> title fc5copy hd1,5 chainloader
> root (hd1,5)
> chainloader +1
> ------ end f10 grub.conf
> this last enables me to boot back into fc5  without using knoppix cd
> but I can see this list only using esc
> 
> 
> 
> selecting the norhgbquiet stanza
> gives me a  long list of boot msgs, lasting longer than seen before
> and it appears to quit
> starting X server
> 
> screen then goes blank
> 
> does this help narrow down what is wrong?
----
not really...

Comment the line that says hiddenmenu (add # in front) and you will see
the choices

norhgbquiet is not a valid option...simply remove the entire thing (the
words no, rhgb and quiet)

>From your other e-mail...
# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 36.7 GB, 36703934464 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4462 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2676    21494938+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2677        3163     3911827+  82  Linux swap /
Solaris
/dev/sda3            3164        4462    10434217+  83  Linux

which makes /dev/sda1 way larger than just a /boot volume so I'm sort of
confused what you actually have there.

If after booting Fedora 5, you do something like this as root...

mkdir /mnt/sda1
mkdir /mnt/sda3
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3

I'd be interested to know what you got as a result of these commands...

ls -l /mnt/sda1
ls -l /mnt/sda3

and I'm gathering that you must be using 36 GB SCSI disks because on a
Fedora 5 boot, if these were not scsi disks, they would likely
be /dev/hda|/dev/hdb

Craig


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