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On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 03:11:26PM -0000, Gavin wrote:
> I reinstalled and the boot partition wont mount. It is reiser, boot flag set on hda1. However, it boots from grub command line. Can anyone help?
Can you expand on "won't mount"? Does the system boot and you just can't
access /boot, or is the system hanging during boot complaining if can't
The boot flag isn't really used by grub. It's more for WinDos type boot
loaders. When you setup grub, (grub-install or grub> setup (hd0) ) the
required information is written to the boot sector so grub knows where
to find the files to continue booting.
If you have changed the partition layout (moved /boot from hda0 to hda1
or something like that) or you have removed the boot symlink in /boot,
you have to ru-run grub-install or setup for these changes to take
It sounds like grub in loading properly, but you may just have a
configuration error in your /boot/grub/grub.conf (aka menu.lst). Do you
change anything about to kernel command with the grub command line to
get the system to boot?
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