Incredible frustration at Grub/linux!
opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 22 18:49:15 UTC 2003
On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 11:26:31AM -0500, Madison Kelly wrote:
> 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?!
I assume backup went okey, and you're trying to boot from /dev/sdb1
(eg) instead of original /dev/sda1.
1. Locate grub.conf (or, whatever that is in grub) and search for
and change it to '/dev/sdb1'. Then, write to MBR.
2. When you choose kernel from 'boot:' prompt (or, whatever), add
kernel parameter as usual, ie.
3. Or, as last resort, write '/dev/sdb1' right into the kernel, using
rdev vmlinuz /dev/sdb1
> 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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William Park, Open Geometry Consulting, <opengeometry-FFYn/CNdgSA at public.gmane.org>
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