Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493951
latest grub has wrong root device
Last modified: 2010-04-29 08:21:54 EDT
Description of problem:
The latest grub don't boot latest kernel because it tries /dev/sda1 instead of correct /dev/sda2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Not sure why was picked wrong partition.
fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000080
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 25 200781 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 26 2575 20482875 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2576 2702 1020127+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 2703 14593 95514457+ 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 2703 2766 514048+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 2767 14593 95000346 83 Linux
/dev/sda1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/mapper/luks-aaebb917-125d-470d-b88a-ebf3abddfa0e /home ext4 defaults 1 2
UUID=c77e9588-36c9-4ebc-8218-6fe43a1c17e9 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/swap swap swap defaults 0 0
title Fedora (22.214.171.124-37.rc1.fc11.x86_64)
kernel /vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-37.rc1.fc11.x86_64 ro root=/dev/sda1 rhgb quiet
title Fedora (2.6.29-16.fc11.x86_64)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29-16.fc11.x86_64 ro root=/dev/sda2 rhgb quiet
grub picks up correct partition.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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