I have recently installed FC1 dualboot on an HP Pavilion laptop. After much travail, I was successful in getting grub as the bootloader, it will allow me to boot XP as well as FC1.
However, when I start the FC1 boot it eventually hangs and locks the machine up tight as a drum: the ONLY key that works is the power-off key!
Here is the disk layout (partitioning done withPartitionMagic under XP):
C: 38gb NTFS holding XP
/ 38gb ext3
When I attempt to boot FC1, the boot process gets into the stage
"Setting up local disks"
for about 10 seconds and then the system just hangs. It will not respond to the keyboard or mouse, the little rotating graphic on the boot screen stops.....nothing. During that 10+/- seconds, the progress icon is spinning, there is considerable disk activity.
Running linux rescue and then chroot /mnt/sysimage, I am able to look into the FC1 installation. Here is what the fstab looks like:
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5swap swap defaults 0 0
Does anybody have a pointer to help me determine the problem? Are there some log files somewhere that might shed some light on what's going on?
Does the FC1 boot need to know about the existance of the NTFS partition that holds XP?