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    Unhappy GRUB woes with FC9 - Multi-boot system

    Hi All,

    I do use Linux distros regularly along with Solaris and Windows. This is the disk Geometry:

    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x2a642a63

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 1958 15727603+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda2 1959 3133 9438187+ bf Solaris
    /dev/sda3 3134 9729 52982370 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 3134 3198 522081 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda6 3199 4112 7341673+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 4113 4765 5245191 83 Linux (PCQLinux, not in the MBR)
    /dev/sda8 4766 5548 6289416 83 Linux
    /dev/sda9 5549 7115 12586896 83 Linux (FC9, not in the MBR)
    /dev/sda10 7116 8159 8385898+ 83 Linux (this OpenSUSE10 & other OSes in MBR)
    /dev/sda11 8160 9729 12610993+ 7 HPFS/NTFS


    After working a lot with FC8, recently I've downloaded FC9 and installed freshly in:

    /dev/sda9 5549 7115 12586896 83 Linux

    Strangely, I've got a problem with FC9 as the GRUB throws up the error as bad file or directory blah blah.

    Here is the grub.conf and fstab:


    title Fedora Core 9 Linux (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
    root (hd0,8)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=a57acf67-35ed-4ce6-bc88-11809cf33ec1 rhgb quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.i686.img


    UUID=a57acf67-35ed-4ce6-bc88-11809cf33ec1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    UUID=98fc4ef6-61e1-4df9-a608-df0d3e3717a2 swap swap defaults 0 0


    I fail to understand why FC9's GRUB refuses to boot, it never happened to me earlier. Am actually puzzled with this problem

    Please provide inputs in this regard.

    Thanks,
    bulava
    Last edited by bulava; 2nd December 2008 at 10:43 PM.

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