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From: Brett Johnson <brett@...>
Subject: Re: /dev/hda1 won't mount from grub
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 09:26:49 -0600
On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 03:11:26PM -0000, Gavin wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Gavin

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
find something?

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
effect.

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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