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Old 10-11-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
onesandtwos
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Grub: Error 22


Bit of a Linux noob but im really excited about setting up my first server for our company website.

I've gotton a hold of Mandriva Linux 2005 Limited Edition and have reformatted my server in FAT32 ready to install it. Chose FAT32 so I can exchange files between our Windows Server and the Linux Server.

When i put the first CD in i get an error with grub, Error 22 in stage 1.5...

The little info (in english) i've been able to obtain is that it has something to do with my partitions but I can't figure out what!!! Can someone help?

Details:

2x40GB HD formatted FAT32
Scandisk returns no problems

Another Q (but about the same sort of thing)

Is FAT32 secure on Linux as I understand you can't set permissions on FAT. Should i move to ext2 or ext3? If so, how do I go about doing that? any programs good?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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I cannot remember what error 22 is.
BUT, would it not make sense to use ext3 as file format
for all the linux partitions,
and set up some dedicated fat32 partitions for whatever
needs sharing?

By the way welcome to LQ.
Sure one day you will be able to help other
That day will come sooner than you think

Use mandy to partition and format
 
Old 10-11-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
onesandtwos
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Thanks for the reply (and being so quick!)

Think it will be a little while until I get good enough to help others though

By Mandy i assume you mean Mandriva/Mandrake. The thing is, I can't get to the install part because of the error 22 so no chance to Format/Partition.

I had SuSe 9.3 installed on this machine to try out different Linux distros and didn't have a problem with the install...

Can you offer any advice as to what it might be?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 07:23 AM   #4
onesandtwos
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ok... little more info... just tried it without the install CD and still does a GRUB error 22.

This could be left over from my previous Linux SuSe 9.3 install? How can I get rid of this?

FDisk'ed the drives but no luck?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
Emmanuel_uk
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try
fdisk /mbr (for the HD you have decided to wipe out and have
mandy on)

then boot from the CD (are you sure you have set the bios to boot
from the cd, just checking, sorry to ask if you have)

There are lots of post about grub error 22

BTW if you do not need to post twice in a row, you can just edit
your post
Repost only if really needed, or leaving a good time lap

Think about updating your LQ profile

Let us know how it is going

see
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/364937

Oh yes you want ext3
and once mandriva cd/dvd boot up you will have
a menu to create as many partition as you want
and to format them
no worries, it is all graphical

Last edited by Emmanuel_uk; 10-11-2005 at 09:21 AM.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
onesandtwos
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Thank you again for the reply

Tried fdisk /mbr and worked! Hooray Linux heaven finally.

Sorry for posting twice, won't happen again.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #7
Emmanuel_uk
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you are welcome
:-) Hourray here as well
Hey, you can polish your google search skills while mandy gets installed ;-)

Go to LQ questions and search for easyurpmi
It is a must know about
Mandy comes with lots of documentation, so be sure to read some of it
before posting (or at least show you have done some homework).
Anyhow I have learned something about grub... so I am a happy helper

Do not worry about posting twice, but read the LQ rules when you have time

You are up to a great start :-)
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