[wplug] kernel not loading after partitioning hard drive

Vanco, Donald VANCOD at PIOS.com
Wed Dec 18 11:22:39 EST 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Cantalupo [mailto:lupey+ at pitt.edu] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 10:54 AM
> To: wplug at wplug.org
> Subject: Re: [wplug] kernel not loading after partitioning hard drive
> "Vanco, Donald" wrote:
> > Did you move the kernels beyond 1024 cylinders when you 
> repartitioned?  If
> > so - lilo cannot find them anymore...
> >
> I actually moved the root partition towards the beginning of 
> the hard drive
> so I don't think this is a problem. In any event, I don't 
> think the LILO
> version that I am using cares about the 1024 cylinder problem 
> as far as I've
> been able to understand.  Please let me know if I am wrong in 
> assuming this.
> FYI, my hard drive is approx 40 GB and my root partition 
> starts around 14GB.
> My root partition *was* started around 20GB before the repartitioning.
	Hmm - what distro?  If Red Hat 7.3 or it's ilk do you know if your
partition table / fstab relied on labels as opposed to device calls?  You
did copy off fstab and do a print of fdisk -l - right?
	The fact that one kernel boots and the other kernel hangs (it's not
a LILO thing if you get to "Loading....." - dunno where my head was) tells
me that it's likely a partition (or possibly mkinitrd?) thing.

	Do you have a boot floppy that's functional?

	Do you have a rescue CD or disk one from a RH7.x/8.0 set?  If so -
boot it into rescue mode and look at the partitions and fstab, and your
lilo.conf and perhaps re-run lilo as needed....


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