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    Unhappy Fedora 7 won't start after installation

    I have an AMD 64 FX2 4200+ with 2 gigs of ram. I have 5 hard drives in my machine, the first one running Windows XP home. I have another running Windows XP Pro. I am attempting to install Fedora 7 on its own hard drive. I downloaded the 64 bit version ISO and burned it to a dvd only to have it fail it's check during instalation. I then used the ftp method (ftp://fedora.bu.edu) and was able to install it. I did choose the software development and web server options during the installation. There were no error messages. I rebooted, the grub loader ran, and fedora failed to run. I have attempted to run fedora a number of times and keep getting the same errors.

    The commands grub uses:

    root (hd4,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    intrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img

    and upon intitialization I get the following errors:

    Reading all physical volumes. This may take awhile...
    No volume groups found
    Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
    unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
    mount: could not find file system '/dev/root'
    setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
    switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
    kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Combs
    I have an AMD 64 FX2 4200+ with 2 gigs of ram. I have 5 hard drives in my machine, the first one running Windows XP home. I have another running Windows XP Pro. I am attempting to install Fedora 7 on its own hard drive. I downloaded the 64 bit version ISO and burned it to a dvd only to have it fail it's check during instalation. I then used the ftp method (ftp://fedora.bu.edu) and was able to install it. I did choose the software development and web server options during the installation. There were no error messages. I rebooted, the grub loader ran, and fedora failed to run. I have attempted to run fedora a number of times and keep getting the same errors.

    The commands grub uses:

    root (hd4,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    intrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img

    and upon intitialization I get the following errors:

    Reading all physical volumes. This may take awhile...
    No volume groups found
    Volume group "VolGroup00" not found
    unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
    mount: could not find file system '/dev/root'
    setuproot: moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
    setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
    switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
    kernal panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    Anyone have any suggestions?
    This error happens when there is error in grub.conf

    root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet

    If you have your DVD.iso in hdd
    burn /images/boot.iso and boot in rescue mode.

    check where is your root
    edit root =/dev/xxxxxxxxxx

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