I have two partitions. On one I have installed Fedora 9 and on my other partition I just installed Fedora 12. Now that I've installed Fedora 12 I can't get Grub to boot the old partition. How can I configure Grub to boot to my old fedora partition?
- My Fedora 9 seems to show up as Linux LVM instead of just Linux in fdisk. I had virtual box installed on that Linux, but it isn't a virtual machine itself.
- I'm pretty sure Fedora 12 installs grub instead of grub2
- I can see and mount both partitions from the Fedora 12 live CD if that helps
- My box is 64 bit.
This is what I get from
Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0005745c Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 64685 519578624 83 Linux /dev/sda2 65706 65730 200812+ 83 Linux /dev/sda3 65731 91201 204595807+ 8e Linux LVM /dev/sda4 64686 65705 8193150 5 Extended /dev/sda5 64686 65705 8192000 82 Linux swap / Solaris
And this is what is currently in my
# grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg. # root (hd0,0) # kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1 # initrd /boot/initrd-[generic-]version.img #boot=/dev/sda default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Fedora (126.96.36.199-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64) root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64 ro root=UUID=876dd1b5-104a-46de-b5fb-08f96d2ce420 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet mem=8192M initrd /boot/initramfs-184.108.40.206-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64.img title Fedora 9 rootnoverify (hd0,3) chainloader +1
The first fedora in that list is Fedora 12 which boots correctly, the second was just a guess as to where my Fedora 9 install was. When I select that in Grub on boot it goes to a blank screen with a blinking cursor that doesn't respond to the keyboard.
I was able to mount my old FC9 system and in the /boot section I found this under menu.lst if that helps:
title Fedora (220.127.116.11-78.2.56.fc9.x86_64) root (hd0,1) kernel /vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-78.2.56.fc9.x86_64 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet initrd /initrd-22.214.171.124-78.2.56.fc9.x86_64.img
What do I need to do to boot into my old Fedora?