Cannot start fedora 20

asked 2014-03-20 15:30:43 -0500

Haude gravatar image

updated 2014-03-21 07:50:18 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hi there, I used to have windows 8.1 and fedora 20 dual boot in UFEI system hp envy m6. But few weeks ago I had to reinstall windows because windows had black screen of death. After running system repair it broke completely but I could run fedora 20. After reinstalling windows 8.1 I formatted old partition of windows and install it that way. Now I am unable to boot into fedora as it is saying /dev/sda9 does not not exist. But I am able to boot into rescue mode as I think grub2 still works. Please can someone advise me as I don't know what to do. As I am new to Linux

Thank you

Edit: just checked partitions on fedora rescue mode I don't even have sda 9 I have, /dev/sda1(134mb Microsoft reserved), sda2(225gb basic data), sda 3 (560gb basic data), sda4(210mb efi system /boot/efi), sda5(524mb basic data ext4 mounted at /boot) , sda6 (8.3 gb Linux swap, swap version active), sda 7( basic data, ext4 mounted at file system root), sda8( 152gb basic data ext4 mounted at /home) there is no sda 9 if I reinstall grub will it fix?

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You have most likely changed the partitioning during reinstallation of windows - post cat /etc/fstab

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-03-21 03:12:57 -0500 )edit

Hi there, in Linux rescue there was software update. Hoping it will replace stuff I did it. Now there is new line on grub menu. Fedora(3.13.6-200.fc.fc20.x86_64) 20 ( heisenbug) which is working!!!! and I still have the old line 3.11.10-301(still not working). For future reference and if people stumble upon who has the same problem. Do you run that code on drakut??

Haude gravatar imageHaude ( 2014-03-21 05:33:43 -0500 )edit

I'm not sure what happened here. Compare the working and non-working lines and look into /etc/default/grub - do you notice any similarities? In case you need it - see for example here how to change grub options:

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-03-21 06:45:19 -0500 )edit