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I have been using Fedora 8 for sometime without problem on a dual boot with Windows XP, yesterday, i went to boot into XP to used Adobe Photoshop (located on ...
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- 11-22-2008 #1
Fedora 8 System Error
I have been using Fedora 8 for sometime without problem on a dual boot with Windows XP, yesterday, i went to boot into XP to used Adobe Photoshop (located on XP) and when i went to load Fedora, it doesnt load. Straight to windows.
This has happened to me before, all i did to fix it was insert my Fedora Live CD, Rescue Installed System, then edited GRUB to load Fedora instead of XP as default. That was some time ago. Now, when i insert my cd and open a shell, it gives me an error saying that my system couldnt be mounted under "/mnt/sysimage". So the command "chroot /mnt/sysimage" doesnt work so i cant edit my GRUB.
So, i tried to upgrade Fedora in graphical and text mode, and i again get an error "
Error mounting device UUID=51c73707-d893-4cf3-85d5-a559b07f464a as /: No such File or directory Devices in /etc/fstab should be specified by label, not by device name. Press OK to exit the installer
- 11-25-2008 #2
What you'll need to do is edit your /etc/grub.conf to allow to choose which OS you want. While I don't boot Windows on tis box, here's mine as an example. Just make a few adjustments and you should be good to go!
#boot=/dev/sda default=1 timeout=10 splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Fedora (18.104.22.168-42.fc8) root (hd0,1) kernel /vmlinuz-22.214.171.124-42.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet initrd /initrd-126.96.36.199-42.fc8.img title CRUX (188.8.131.52) root (hd1,0) kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz
- 11-25-2008 #3
I know. Thats what ive been trying to do but since i cant access root, the command:
Any ideas? Perhaps of another way to edit GRUB?
- 11-25-2008 #4
- 11-26-2008 #5
How will resetting the root password help? When i run chroot i get the error
no such directory /bin/sh
- 11-26-2008 #6
If it helps, i cant re-instal Fedora 8. I just get an error however this is the same error i get when i installed it the first time in ext3. It installed correctly when i used ext2 but now, since ive previously installed Fedora i cant seem to get it to install over Linux in ex2 as its inside a VolGroup.
- 11-26-2008 #7How will resetting the root password help?