[oclug] Motherboard setup; now grub problem ??
tchitow at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 8 12:33:54 EDT 2007
I'm assuming you're installing a new distribution (or upgraded to a new
distribution). It's always a good idea to read the chagelog for info on
chages. In Fedora7, there has been a change to the ide hard drive links in
/dev. They now show up as /dev/sda instead of /dev/hda. When booting, stop
at grub and press e to edit the kernel paramters. Edit the line that has
root /dev/hda7 and change it to /dev/sda7. Once that's done the system will
boot fine. Be sure to do that change in grub.conf file since that setting a
boot parameter in grub at boot time won't save it to your file. Labels only
work when the discs are mounted (after grub). I believe the label is written
at the end of a partition. Be very careful when adding a new harddisk since
both disk might have the same labels... I always get rid of labels and use
the device name. But I digress. Let me know if you have any luck booting the
Probably doing something stupid, but getting weary of screwing around
trying to get re-going.
When I boot to Linux (Fedora 7) I get the following message:
"Powernow-k8; MP systems not supported by PSB BIOS structures
Red Hat Nash version 6.0.9
Unable to access resume device LABEL=SWAP=hdb6
mount could not find filesystem'/ev/root'
setuproot moving /dev build
no such file or directory"
hdb6 have been changed to sdb6 etc.
fstab uses all labels, where are these LABELS defined?
Grub uses " root /dev/hda7
... ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet"
Any suggestions welcome. I admit I could probably find the answer on my
own; but I am getting tired of screwing around. I would appreciate it if
someone could help with a quick fix.
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