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fc11 first boot hangs on "Verifying DMI Pool Data.."

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hi all, I had Fedora11 (default layout) running on a separate hard drive (winXP on the other drive). After the FC drive failure I replaced the drive and did a fresh install again. This time I tried a custom layout to keep the /home on a separate partition. The installation went without a hitch, but on first boot the system hangs with "Verifying DMI Pool Data......" XP boots fine though. Looks like grub doesn't get loaded. I can boot with the installation cd and get into recovery mode, everything seems fine on the fedora disk. Fdisk result: [root@localhost grub]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0xb598b598 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 4863 39062016 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 4864 19457 117226305 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 4864 9726 39062016 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda6 9727 14589 39062016 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda7 14590 19457 39102178+ b W95 FAT32 Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00083b5e Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 32 256000 83 Linux Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sdb2 32 2327 18432000 83 Linux /dev/sdb3 2327 2837 4096000 83 Linux /dev/sdb4 2838 19457 133500150 5 Extended /dev/sdb5 2838 18135 122880000 83 Linux Disk /dev/dm-0: 3221 MB, 3221225472 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 391 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table Disk /dev/dm-1: 3221 MB, 3221225472 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 391 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00000000 Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table Grub.conf: [root@localhost grub]# cat grub.conf # grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root (hd1,0) # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sdb2 # initrd /initrd-version.img #boot=/dev/sdb1 default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd1,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title Fedora (2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64) root (hd1,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64 ro root=UUID=bf6391cb-1497-480a-b391-d77e577564a8 rhgb quiet initrd /initrd-2.6.29.4-167.fc11.x86_64.img title Other rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 Is there anything wrong here? Thanks in advance. John. I'm still learning linux. (HowTos)