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Hi, I need some help booting Core 8 after I already have a working Ubuntu install. Ubuntu is working, fine, its my primary OS and I like it that way. ...
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    Dual Boot Ubuntu / Fedora Core 8


    Hi, I need some help booting Core 8 after I already have a working Ubuntu install. Ubuntu is working, fine, its my primary OS and I like it that way. I need to work with Core 8 and I added it in 10GB at the end of my HD. During the install I told it NOT to install GRUB, because I have a working grub from ubuntu and I just want to modify the menu.lst. Reasonable, right?

    Well, I modified it and when I try to boot fedora it seems to load the images but stops at:

    Code:
    mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
    setuproot: moving /dev failed no such file or directory
    So, yeah. Heres my fdisk -l and my menu.lst entry for Core 8.

    Code:
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hda1   *           1        7843    62998866   83  Linux
    /dev/hda2            7844        7965      979965   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/hda3            7966        9729    14169330   83  Linux
    hda1 is Ubuntu, with grub installed and working. hda3 is core 8, installed, not booting into it.

    Code:
    title		Fedora Core 8, kernel 2.6.23.1-42.fc8
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.img
    Help?

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    Code:
    kernel	/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
    That should be root=/dev/hda3 on the kernel line for Fedora.
    oz

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    Tried it. Gives the exact same problem whether its hda1 or hda3. Tells me it loads the kernel and everything, just cannot find /dev/root!

    FYI, theres nothing in the dev folder for fedora.

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