Incredible frustration at Grub/linux!

Madison Kelly linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Mon Dec 22 16:26:31 UTC 2003

Hi all,

   I have been -trying- to setup a server with a '/' filesystem of 
'reiserfs' for later use under LVM and some HA software but I have been 
absolutely unable to get past the starting gate and on top of feeling 
flat out stupid I am also getting terribly frustrated.

   I want to do one, little simple thing - make a backup of '/' to 
another drive/partition and then reboot using it. It seems that 
absolutely no matter what I do, what file I edit or what I try to force 
the system (Fedora Core 1) INSISTS on using the original '/' (in this 
case '/dev/sda1'). I don't what the heck I am doing wrong but I am about 
to blow a gasket. I have never been so fsck'ing mad at Linux before. Why 
is it so damn hard to mount a different '/' partition?!

   Anyway, I am using Grub because it is the only boot loader available 
on Fedora. I have tried reading the docs and am doing so again after 
sending this to see if I missed something simple...

   Bah, if nothing else this is a rant that may help me cool down enough 
to find my problem. Sorry for the noise.


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