mounting ext3 / booting FC4

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Master of Reality
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mounting ext3 / booting FC4

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When i try to mount my new fedora installations partition from suse It says that it cant find the partition type. When i use - t ext3 it says wrong partition type or bad super block or something. Well... i didnt let fedora install grub because its already installed.

Since i cant mount the fedora partition... I tried using the fedora CD as a rescue disc and boot from it... but the screen doesnt come up properly when i do that (i can only see about 3 centimetres of the screen on the left.)

Any ideas how i could possibly boot this fedora installation!? I would really like to use fedora during a linux workshop im running.

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Are you using logical volumes on your Fedora installation (that's the default)? If so, that's probably why SUSE isn't recognizing it. Normally your / ext3 partition will go on /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 which could be on one more more physical partitions.

As long as you have lvm2 installed on your SUSE box you should be able to scan for and mount the volumes/filesystems.

Here is what a GRUB entry might look like:

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title Fedora Core (2.6.12-1.1447_FC4)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.12-1.1447_FC4 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
        initrd /initrd-2.6.12-1.1447_FC4.img

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