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spaze
16th May 2006, 06:47 AM
Hello all,

I have FC5 installed and yesterday I made the PUP update with the new Kernel version. Today when I booted up Linux brings following message at bootup:

ismod: error inserting '/lib/ibd.ko' -1 Operation not permitted
Unable to find device mapper major/minor
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/logVol01)
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Kernel Panic - not syncing, attempting to kill init!

I have dual boot with Windows XP. I read somwehere that modifying the Grub.conf file this problem will be solved, but how can I access Grub.conf file if I don't have the installation disks or any distros handy?

from this:

title Fedora Core (2.6.5)
root (hd1, 0)
kernel /2.6.5/bzImage ro root=LABEL=/ hdb=ide-scsi

to this:

root (hd1,0)
kernel /2.6.5/bzImage

This issue is little urgent, so any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance,
- Artur

u-noneinc-s
16th May 2006, 07:06 AM
I don't know if this is your problem or not (looks like it though)
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=105758&highlight=kernel+panic+garbage

u-noneinc-s
16th May 2006, 07:07 AM
On the other hand, maybe not (now that I read yours again). Can't hurt to check though.

spaze
16th May 2006, 08:30 AM
On the other hand, maybe not (now that I read yours again). Can't hurt to check though.

No it was about another thing...

But how can I access the Linux partition without a live-cd or boot disk?

rgeide
16th May 2006, 01:39 PM
Would it be possible to take out your HDD and mount it into someone else's computer, then make changes there? Obvioiusly you would need them to have a linux distro installed or, if they are running windows, have them install an ext3/ext2 partition reader.

ext3/ext2 reader link (http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html)

Hopefully grub won't complain if the newline characters are different since you would have used windows to edit.

spaze
16th May 2006, 01:45 PM
Would it be possible to take out your HDD and mount it into someone else's computer, then make changes there? Obvioiusly you would need them to have a linux distro installed or, if they are running windows, have them install an ext3/ext2 partition reader.

ext3/ext2 reader link (http://www.fs-driver.org/index.html)

Hopefully grub won't complain if the newline characters are different since you would have used windows to edit.

This computer is laptop, but I just burned the rescue-CD and will try with that.