I am running Ubuntu 10.04 as my main operating system but I wanted to deepen my linux experience and decided to go with Fedora. Until recently this was a dual boot setup with Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP - however I have got rid of Windows so I can use the 80gb to install another OS to play around with.
Installation of Fedora isn't a problem but when I select Fedora from the grub menu it returns the following errors: VFS: Cannot open root device "sda1" or unknown block(0,0)
Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
I have attached the grub config files from both Ubuntu and Fedora. During the installation I opted to install the bootloader on the first sector of /dev/sda1 which is where I am installing Fedora to instead of /dev/sda to prevent it from overwriting the Ubuntu grub loader.
This is how I have my partitions setup:
root@MACHINE:~# fdisk [options] -l /dev/sda
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 10444 83886080 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 13055 13576 4192965 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 13577 30401 135146812+ 83 Linux
Having researched the issue I have found these two bug reports with the same error -
I'm not sure if it is a bug I am dealing with or a problem with the setup of grub.