mounting ext3 / booting FC4

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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.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/LVM-HOWTO/

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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