[SATLUG] GRUB problem

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Jun 3 18:36:53 CDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 14:12 -0400, Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> So the drives moved around/changed.
> Hard drive one would be hd0, right?
> Should that be (hd0,0) instead of (hd1,0) ?

that all depends on how you set up the partitions on your hard drive.
For example, I ussually make my first partition the swap, my second
partition is root, and my third is /home.  In this instance my swap is
hd0,0, root is hd0,1 and /home is hd0,2.  My grub as a result looks for
the /boot under hd0,1.

> You could always boot up with http://www.sysresccd.org/, run
> GParted (also avail at http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php)
> and take a look at the setup.
> If you need more help, check out
> http://www.supergrubdisk.org/
> have fun,
> Daniel
> >
> Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 19:45:41 -0500
> From: "Charles Mims" <chmims at gmail.com>
> I have just upgraded from 2 IDE HD and 1 SATA HD, by replacing the 2 IDE
> with another SATA. The original SATA has Fedora9, Ubuntu, and CentOS.  I
> have installed WiinXP
> and Redhat 5 on the new SATA drive and grub is installed in the MBR on the
> new SATA
> drive.  So the new drive is /dev/sda and the original is /dev/sdb.
> Here is my problem.  I  have edited the grub.conf in Redhat.  Ubuntu and
> CentOS will load fine. However I cannot get Fedora9  to load.
> When I try to load Fedora9 I get an error 2 message when trying to load the
> kernel
>      " Bad file or directory type"
> According to the grub manual, this error is returned if a file requested is
> not a regular file,
> but something like a symbolic link, directory, or FIFO.
> This is what I copied from Fedora grub.conf to the Redhat grub.conf
> I did edit the root line to show it was now on hd1.
>     title Fedora (
>             root (hd1,0)
>             kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro
> root=UUID=54e24e43-3728-497e-b92a-f494b44fea6e rhgb quiet
>             initrd /boot/initrd-
> I have tried changing 'root=' to various e.g. /dev/sdb1 with the same
> results.   I noticed that the permissions on the kernel
> were 755, but on the other distros 644.  Changing these did not help.
> Of course the easy solution is just reinstall Fedora9-it is only a few days
> old, but I would like to figure it out.
> Charles
> >

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