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I've gotten myself into a sticky mess... I had 4 partitions, hda1 was windows, hda2 was a fat partition, hda3 swap and everything under / was on hda4 (ext3). I ...
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- 03-13-2006 #1
Help! Can't boot!
I've gotten myself into a sticky mess... I had 4 partitions, hda1 was windows, hda2 was a fat partition, hda3 swap and everything under / was on hda4 (ext3). I rejiggled all the partitions, copying stuff all over such that:
/dev/hda1 Windows /dev/hda2 Spare (now ext3 holding all files of my old system that) /dev/hda3 Extended Partition =/dev/hda5 /boot =/dev/hda6 swap =/dev/hda7 /home =/dev/hda8 /root =/dev/hda9 /tmp =/dev/hda10 /
title My OS blah.... root (hd0,4) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.15 real_root=/dev/hda10 initrd /initrd.img-2.6.15 boot
Begin: Mounting root file system... ... Begin: Running /scripts/local-top ... /scripts/local-top/lvm: 36: vgchange: not found Done. ALERT! does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Busybox v1.01 Built-in shell (ash) /bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off / #
- 04-21-2006 #2
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- Apr 2006
1. Have you tried reinstalling Linux on its new partition? This might help with booting it.
2. Can you access your Windows partition or is everything really mess up? Changing partions when there are operating systems installed on them is pretty risky and I hope that you have at least backed up your data prior to your partitioning exercises.
- 04-22-2006 #3
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- Mar 2005
it looks like the boot process is trying to start LVM, but can't find the LVM binaries...
- 04-22-2006 #4
I don't use lvm at all - all the partitions are regular primary and linux extended. It should have everything it needs but I have a feeling there is something wrong with the initrd...