Update: making progress
Recreating the initrd did not seem to make any difference. However, found some other documentation on the RedHat Forum in the Documentation site/pages. As I went back over my install I found this: http://kbase/redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2879
concerning the GRUB device.map file.
Also found this: http://forums/fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=153679
. Not sure if what I've found confirms what stoat wrote or not.
What I found is that my old device.map had this inside:
After running the GRUB executable from the first link, my device.map now looks like this:
So, noticing the difference I went back into my grub.conf file and noticed this:
I suspected that wasn't right, so I changed it to
And now I get an error message saying
"Error 17: Cannot mount selected partition
Press any key to continue..."
And when you do that you get the splash screen - hallelujah! The latest kernel is listed (as I used the # to REM out the older kernel) so I know for sure it is not a hardware issue.
If I change it to
I get the error "Error 22: No such partition. Press any key to continue..."
When I go into my /etc/fstab I see this:
UUID= /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
UUID= / ext4 defaults 1 1
/dev/md0 /media/raid ext4 defaults 1 2
UUID= swap swap defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
If I remove the # signs in the grub.conf file I see both kernel options in the splash screen.
I know I am this close to getting this thing to fire, I think I just need someone to look over my shoulder and give a couple of pointers concerning how to set the grub.conf file correctly or something along those lines.