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Old 02-03-2007, 08:09 AM   #16
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I have created Swap partition of 2GB through Acronis boot disk. Now refer to Quote 6, the o/p of fdisk -l

Please refer to Quote 10, i have edited my fstab file looks like in Quote 10

During bootup i got Error 17 instead of Error 22.

looks going forward!!
 
Old 02-03-2007, 08:31 AM   #17
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Post the output of

(1) fdisk -l

(2) /boot/grub/menu.lst of from the sda6 partition

(3) /etc/fstab from the sda6 partition

If your system doesn't boot now it is to do with you refusing to use cfdisk which could have restore the swap to the original size exactly.

If you use Acronis and it expands the swap, even by one byte, then the adress of for finding sda7 will be wrong. Would this not make Grub complain like this?

Quote:
17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
It is alright for you to do your own things but you also need to know the difference if you deviate from the advice given to you. Much of your problems seem to be self-inflicted. I now feel less sorry for using the word "indiscriminatelty" in my Post #11

Last edited by saikee; 02-03-2007 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 09:17 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saikee
Post the output of

(1) fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB

255 heads, 63 sectors/tracks, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device
/dev/sda1
/dev/sda2
/dev/sda3
/dev/sda4
/dev/sda5
/dev/sda6
/dev/sda7

Boot
*

Start
1
6625
7954
8085
8085
13010
14331

End
6624
7953
8084
14593
13009
14330
14593

Blocks
53207248+
10675192+
1052257+
52283542+
39560028
10610900
2112516

Id
7
83
d7
5
7
83
82

System
HPFS/NTFS
Linus
Unknown
Extended
HPFS/NTFS
Linux
Linux swap / Solaris

Quote:
(2) /boot/grub/menu.lst of from the sda6 partition
Permission Denied

Quote:
(3) /etc/fstab from the sda6 partition
/dev/sda6 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 11
/dev/sda2 /home reiserfs acl,user_xattr 12
/dev/sda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0$
/dev/sda5 /windows/D ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0$
/dev/sda7 swap swap defaults 00
Proc /proc proc defaults 00
Sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 00
Debugfs /sys/kernel/debug debugfs noauto 00
Usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 00
Devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 00


Actually you are right, actual SWAP partition is 2GB before, and now it is 2.1GB Approx.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 04:53 PM   #19
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You could get into terminal mode, type "su". supply the root password and display the Grub menu.lst with terminal command
Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you want to edit it try
Code:
kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you manage edit /boot/grub/menu.lst I want you to put a "#" in front of the gfxmenu statement and add a couple of "0" to the timeout statement as follow
Code:
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Aug 16 20:20:50 UTC 2005

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 800
#gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x31a selinux=0  splash=silent resume=/dev/sda7  splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd
The alterations, indicated as red in the above, will allow you to boot Suse manually in future and gives you plenty of time to decide what to do.

The blue bits are what I think needed in the menu.lst to boot up your Suse.

You can forget the other options temporarily. Just concentrate on booting up Suse.

Last edited by saikee; 02-03-2007 at 04:54 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:36 AM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saikee
You could get into terminal mode, type "su". supply the root password and display the Grub menu.lst with terminal command
Code:
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you want to edit it try
Code:
kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
If you manage edit /boot/grub/menu.lst I want you to put a "#" in front of the gfxmenu statement and add a couple of "0" to the timeout statement as follow
Code:
# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Tue Aug 16 20:20:50 UTC 2005

color white/blue black/light-gray
default 0
timeout 800
#gfxmenu (hd0,5)/boot/message

###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
title SUSE LINUX 10.0
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 vga=0x31a selinux=0  splash=silent resume=/dev/sda7  splash=silent showopts
    initrd /boot/initrd
The alterations, indicated as red in the above, will allow you to boot Suse manually in future and gives you plenty of time to decide what to do.

The blue bits are what I think needed in the menu.lst to boot up your Suse.

You can forget the other options temporarily. Just concentrate on booting up Suse.

Thank you for your help, it kills my patience so i formated the disks and reinstalled linux. It is working fine.
 
Old 02-04-2007, 11:50 AM   #21
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I am a guy who feels nothing if my advice isn't taken up. However getting your hand dirty can help you understand Linux because you interact with it. With a re-installation you lost the opportunity to learn. That is all.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:26 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saikee
I am a guy who feels nothing if my advice isn't taken up. However getting your hand dirty can help you understand Linux because you interact with it. With a re-installation you lost the opportunity to learn. That is all.
Well, i know, but i have waited for 2-3 days doing nothing and all my work is on pending.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 05:17 AM   #23
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Members who offer answers to questions don't get credit or thank for responding quickly. However the record of this thread shows a viable solution was delivered to you in 8 hours and 44 minutes after you had started the thread. Whether this is reasonable or fast enough for you is a matter beyond the forum control.
 
Old 07-07-2009, 09:11 PM   #24
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ERROR 22/black screen

Anyone know what to when i cant even get past the "error 22" black screen page??

Ive inserted the install CD and it is not recognized..

thank you.
 
  


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