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  1. #1

    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:

    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.

       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.

    title		Fedora Core 8, kernel
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
    initrd		/boot/initrd-

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    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    kernel	/boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hda1 ro quiet splash
    That should be root=/dev/hda3 on the kernel line for Fedora.

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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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