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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

GRUB and why root!=root

It one of the this 'keep in mind notes'. I tried to install the Fedora 9 along the Ubuntu 8.04. The Fedora went onto the sdb3 partition or (hd1,2) in the GRUB notation. I added following lines to the Ubuntu /boot/grub/menu.lst file. (I didn't install GRUB from Fedora).
title        Fedora 9
root        (hd1,2)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 root=/dev/sdb3 ro
initrd        /boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
But it wanted to work. All the time, I got Error 2 : Bad file or directory type. After trying many things I figured out that problem is lack of the GRUB files at the Fedora partition, so I updated grub config file.
title        Fedora 9
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        (hd1,2)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 root=/dev/sdb3 ro
initrd        (hd1,2)/boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img
Finally, the Fedora started to boot.
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