Not sure how I managed to duff this install.. Fedora 7 was working fine. Probably while trying to get old LVM data transferred to backup volumes - I have managed to confuse GRUB or the file system and do not see how to untangle this. It looks easy but ...
When booting, it says it can not locate LABEL=/boot
going into maintenance mode: mount shows:
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 on / type ext3 (rw,defaults)
/dev/sda1 on /boot type ext3 (rw, defaults)
a df shows
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 187117284 4108036 173350880 3% /
/dev/sda1 187117284 4108036 173350880 3% /boot
something seems little crosslinked
I have tried rescue mode and fscked both volumes. Both do exist when booted from rescue disk (as independent entities - boot being about 101MB), the LVM is 188Gig. The files are all there, it looks like an install and there is swap is on VolGroup00/LogVol01.
But can not change the condition. I have tried reloading the MBR but have probably not done that right (by getting to that stage of an upgrade install).
GRUB can not seem to boot from maintenance mode.
The vmlinuz files are present in /mnt/sysimage/boot.
I think I have created an anomalous condition in LVM - its a virgin install so does not need to be repaired but I would like to know if and how to repair this if it happens elsewhere.