[CentOS] Reinstalled Windows and GRUB - Cannot boot Linux - fstab and grub.conf errors?

partha chowdhury kira.laucas at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 14:06:42 UTC 2008


Lanny Marcus wrote:

> 
> Booting 'CentOS (2.6.18-92.1.17.el5)'
> root (hd0,2)
> Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x8e
> Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.17.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
> 
> Error 17: Cannot mount selected  partition
> Press any key to continue
> 

> 
> 01   /dev/hda1  ntfs   Active
> 02   /dev/hda2 ext3              (/boot)
> 03   /dev/hda3 unknown      (CentOS LVM)
> 
> 

AFAIK,in centos or fedora a boot partition cannot reside in an LVM 
volume.a boot partition must be a regular ext2 or ext3 file system.

or are you trying to boot from from wrong partition ? /dev/hda2 is 
labled as boot and is an ext3 filesystem. so i am inclined to believe 
that is the partition where the vmlinuz and initrd file resides. you 
need to change the line "root (hd0,2)" to "root (hd0,1)" during booting.


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