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Old 03-25-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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Problem with final stage....GRUB error 17


Hi all

I have succesfully completed all the steps in the LFS 6.3 ebook except the last one...

i have added the following lines in the host system boot loader

Code:
#
# This entry is for LFS 
#
title LFS 6.3
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/lfskernel-2.6.22.5 root=/dev/hda6
when i select this option in the grub menu after booting .. iam getting the following error

Code:
"Booting LFS"
root(hd0,5)
FIlesystem type Unknown,Partition type 0xb
Kernel /boot/lfskernel_2.6.22.5
root=/dev/hda6
Error 17 :
Cannot mount selected partition
Press any key to continue
more over my fdisk and df commands are showing ambigous results...
Code:
fdisk shows
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/dev/hda6            2701        3097     3188871    b  W95 FAT32
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df shows
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/dev/hda6     ext3    3.0G  1.5G  1.4G  53% /mnt/disk[hda6]
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even in fstab its showing as ext3
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/dev/hda6 /mnt/disk[hda6] ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0
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I didnt install the grub boot loader seperately as mentioned in the ebook.instead i used the host system grub.conf to add the new LFS entry..i dont think this is the problem...Am i correct..??

Please help me to get rid of this error....

THANKS IN ADVANCE




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...eagerly waiting for LFS to boot....
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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hi all

after googling a bit...i found that

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Partition num: 4, Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0xb
may be my system is considering the partition /dev/hda6 as fat filesystem... Is this the reason for the error.....?

I have the backup of file system of the newly built LFS....

Code:
Can I format the partition /dev/hda6 again with ext3 format and copy the 
 filesystem of newly built LFS to the partition to solve this problem
Please help me to boot LFS...

THANKS IN ADVANCE
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:43 PM   #3
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You (presumably) haven't set up the partitions properly. Simplest solution is to change the partition type from within fdisk.
No need to do anything to the filesystem - assuming that is correct.

Note: - generic solution; I've not attempted an lfs install. Gotta do that one day.
 
Old 03-25-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
You (presumably) haven't set up the partitions properly. Simplest solution is to change the partition type from within fdisk.
No need to do anything to the filesystem - assuming that is correct.

Note: - generic solution; I've not attempted an lfs install. Gotta do that one day.
Thanks for your reply..

Can you tell me how to change the partition type from fat to ext3 .....?
is there any command line tool to do it...?
(i dont want to use gparted since i lost data once because of using it...)
 
Old 03-26-2008, 03:17 AM   #5
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Solution for this thread

the source for this solution is

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/pipe...ry/025606.html

to change the partition id use

Code:
 sfdisk --change-id /dev/hda 5 83
replace /dev/hda 5 with ur own partition in which lfs is installed...
83 stands for linux ext3 partition
 
  


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