Booting Fedora from Grub Boot Disk on Dual-Boot (XP) Machine
Posted on 2004-04-28
I installed Fedora Core 1 on an XP machine, intending to create a boot disk, as I had for RedHat 8. But when I got to that point in the installation process, I was informed that the kernel would not fit on a floppy disk. So I created a grub boot disk. I tested it on my old RedHat 8 (also dual-boot) machine and it works fine.
But I have yet to successfully boot Fedora.
My boot partition is /dev/sda3, (hd0,2) on grub.
My root partition is /dev/sda6, (hd0,5) on grub.
This is what I have tried:
grub> root (hd0,5)
Filesystem type is extfs, partition type 0x83
grub> kernel (hd0,2)/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x1305b5]
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno=2
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda6" or 08:06
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:06
Any ideas will be appreciated.