Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 367771
Fedora 7 Boot failure post system update to many components, kernel and raid
Last modified: 2008-01-15 22:35:04 EST
Update system, including linux kernel and Raid, then system will not boot.
GRUB message only.
Occurred after auto-update on November 2, 2007. I do not know the update info,
as I never expected this type of failure.
Bug is reproducable every time, I assume. But I cannot do the update again to
reproduce the bug, because I cannot get the system to work at all.
I am new at this, and too inexpereicne to really troubleshoot well. However, I
tried to rescue the system from a bootable CD and was unsuccessful, even after
following the instruction exactly. The rescue procedure implied success, but
the system was still not bootable.
What does the GRUB message say?
And what instructions did you follow to rescue the system?
GRUB message is "GRUB", nothing else
1. Boot from Fedora 7 install CD
2. click on Rescue
3. at $ prompt-> chroot /mnt/sysimage
5. back to "GRUB" on screen
system is Xeon dual processor 4 gig memory
started system using Fedora 7 Live
used GParted to view partitions
1. /dev/sda1 ext3 /boot
2. /dev/sda2 unknown partition (this is the original data partition, no
Unless you have any more questions, I am going to format and re-install.
if you can help me get the data back, that would be useful??!!
Try mounting the partition from the Live CD. But it may take an expert on-site
to really make a good attempt at recovery...
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am resolving this bug INSUFFICIENT_DATA as it appears that that the original
reporter will not be able to troubleshoot, unless it has re-occurred for them.
Please re-open if this is still an issue on upgrades.