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Hello All, I'm trying to test run FC3 before making the switch from FC1. Currently the system will boot W2K and FC1 from Grub. I installed FC3 on hdc5, but ...
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    Triple Boot FC1, FC3, W2K


    Hello All,
    I'm trying to test run FC3 before making the switch from FC1. Currently the system will boot W2K and FC1 from Grub. I installed FC3 on hdc5, but I'm having trouble booting to FC3.

    When I try to boot FC3 I get:
    root(1,4)
    fstype is extfs2fs, partition type 0x83
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/hda5=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
    [Linux-bzimage, setup=0x1400, size=0x155da5]
    initrd /boot/inintrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
    Error 15: File not found

    The file is there, I checked it using Knoppix.

    My grub.conf file is:
    default=1
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd1,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title Fedora Core
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.img
    title Windows 2000
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    title Fedora Core 3
    root (hd1,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/hda5=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
    initrd /boot/inintrd-2.6.9-1.667.img

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    it looks like you installed it to hdb5 not hdc5

    hdc would be the 3rd hard drive, unless that was a typo you put in their, but if you are trying tp point LILO at hdc5, you will get an error
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    Thanks for the quick response budman, but the hdc is correct. It is the master on the 2nd IDE.

    I found out what this problem was, I needed to point each line in Grub to the correct partition. My grub.conf now looks like:

    title Fedora Core 3
    root (hd1,4)
    kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/hdc5=/ hdd=ide-scsi rhgb
    initrd (hd1,4)/boot/initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img

    This begins to boot to FC3 but before it goes into the graphical boot stage I get the error:

    "Kernel panic, not synching. Attempted to kill Init!"

    Anybody have any idea what this means? Or how to get around it?

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