bugGnoppix - Bugs: bug #9843, After Install Boot Fails, unable...


bug #9843: After Install Boot Fails, unable to mount root partition

Submitted by:  Andrew Madigan <andymadigan>
Submitted on:  Sun Aug 1 19:46:06 2004  
Category: NoneSeverity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: NoneStatus: None
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Mon Sep 13 18:57:52 2004, comment #6:

I tried with GNOPPIX 0.8 and ReiserFS and got the same trouble. Gnoppix bootloader is installed on hda6. I tried to chainload that loader from my original grub installation in MBR but the Gnoppix bootloader wasn't recognized as being a known loader. After that, I copied the Gnoppix menu.lst entry into the original menu.lst. Gnoppix started but initrd wasn't found. I changed the menu.lst entry to /boot/initrd.gz which worked but after that the root partition was not recognized.

Fri Aug 13 16:40:17 2004, comment #5:

Si "After Install Boot Fails"

Edite la línea de Grub y cambie la unidad. El error se debe a que al convertir el dispositivo linux a la manera de GRUB, deja el mimso número de partición de Linux sin disminuir en una unidad por cuanto GRUB inicia a contar dispositivos desde 0.

grub muestra hd0,3 para /dev/hda3, debiendo ser
hd0,2 para /dev/hda3

una vez edite en la pantalla inicial, y logre arrancar el sistema, vaya a /boot/grub, edite el menu.lst y corrija el dispositivo. Si tiene windows y no lo vió en la lista de inicio, agregue estas líneas en el menu.lst:

title Windows XX

Tue Aug 10 20:57:56 2004, comment #4:

ext3 installed failed as well, I've installed debian sid, if I can find some more HD space, I might keep on trying.

Mon Aug 9 20:52:50 2004, comment #3:


Mon Aug 9 09:38:04 2004, comment #2:


Andreas Mueller <amu>
Project Administrator
Mon Aug 2 20:55:26 2004, comment #1:
  • added firebird to next beta, any news installing with ext3 ?


Sun Aug 1 19:46:06 2004, original submission:

I just installed Gnoppix and when GRUB trys to start it, it says that it can't recognize the partition type of the root partition, even though it seems to know it's 0x82 (if I'm reading that right, that means ext2, which is exactly what it is). I'm going to try reinstalling with ext3, but I thought it might be a good idea to mention this first. This is installing Gnoppix 0.7 BETA.

You've got my vote for a forum, and for Mozilla Firebird too, the first command I give Gnoppix will probably be apt-get install mozilla-firebird

Andrew Madigan <andymadigan>


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