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Old 10-06-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy slackware 9.1 "error 17" on boot


I have just installed slackware 9.1 on my pc, (intel celeron 400MHz 4GB HDD 64MB RAM)

the installer all seems to work OK, but when i finally get it installed on reboot i get this



GRUB Loading stage1.5.

GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17


then everything stops,
can someone tell me what an error 17 is and how to fix it?

preferably in plain English as i am new to linux, as yet i haven't managed to get a stable system...
i have tried red hat 7.0 but with it being too out of date and X problems i tryed Ubuntu (horay hedgehog and breezy badger) HH loaded but wouldn't run anything BB wouldn't install)
as you can see i am having trouble with linux, but it is the only OS that will run well on my dinosaur of a PC... and i want to get to know my way round linux as i will be using it at university next year (debian sarge i think) (i would have got that but it is only free as in freedom not as in cost )
 
Old 10-06-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...n%C2%A0results
 
Old 10-06-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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hello,

whenever i faced "error 17", there was some mismatching between the values in
"grub.conf" file and the entries while running "fdisk /dev/hdx" ( x = a/b/c/d )

so post the entries for the above.

regards
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:40 PM   #4
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can somone please tell me the location of grub.conf
as like i said i am a linux newbie and dint know where such files reside...
i will copy my list of partitions though for you to see...


Hda 1 linux swap 131.61MB ( creatted as 128MB)
Hda 2 Linux ext3 / 3002.23MB (boot) 2048 bytes per block
hda 3 linux ext3 /home 1176.22MB 2048 bytes per block
 
Old 10-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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well at lest it is going better than my original install. of otehr ditos... i finally have a working computer even if i have to use a boot disk to start it at the moment...
 
Old 10-07-2005, 06:20 PM   #6
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hmm now i have a usable system (well usable enough to post this even if it is boot disk started currently) i searched for grub.conf with no files found...

coudl this be the problem? and if so where can i get the file
or do i need to write it myslef... and if so how?
 
Old 10-07-2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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Hello,
the location of grub.conf depends on the distro you are using.
in some of them it inside
/boot/grub/grub.conf.

in some its
/etc/grub.conf

and in some distro its known as "menu.lst".

since you are using slackware, so it must be in /etc/grub.conf.

so post your
#cat /etc/grub.conf ........and
#fdisk -l ( its 'l' and not 1, ok )

regards
 
Old 10-08-2005, 09:08 AM   #8
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das@linux:~$ cat /etc/grub.conf
cat: /etc/grub.conf: No such file or directory
das@linux:~$

root@linux:/home/das# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 4311 MB, 4311982080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 16 128488+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda2 * 17 381 2931862+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 382 524 1148647+ 83 Linux
root@linux:/home/das#


hmmm now what?
 
Old 10-08-2005, 09:34 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by dasy2k1
das@linux:~$ cat /etc/grub.conf
cat: /etc/grub.conf: No such file or directory
das@linux:~$

root@linux:/home/das# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 4311 MB, 4311982080 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 524 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 16 128488+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda2 * 17 381 2931862+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 382 524 1148647+ 83 Linux
root@linux:/home/das#


hmmm now what?
Which distro are u using..???
in slackware its /etc/grub.conf

regards
 
Old 10-08-2005, 10:13 AM   #10
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slackware 9.1

and teh installer said slackware

but i checked it in konsole and this is what i got...

das@linux:~$ uname -a
Linux linux 2.4.22 #6 Tue Sep 2 17:43:01 PDT 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
das@linux:~$
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:22 AM   #11
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actually i think i will just reinstall teh whole OS, as i have noughting to loose by it
its only an experimental machine so that i cna get used to linux before i go to uni
 
Old 10-08-2005, 11:23 AM   #12
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thanks for the help anyway
 
Old 10-08-2005, 03:35 PM   #13
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gah that diddnt work now i get an errir 15instead and a bootdisk wont work...

back to the drawing board
 
Old 10-08-2005, 09:45 PM   #14
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the 2 errors grub loves to give me are 17 and 18 and the easiest way i found to fix it is install the os again and prey. but thats comming from someone that has reinstalled more linux oses than there are out there
 
Old 10-08-2005, 09:54 PM   #15
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well i have tried that aswell. once with differnt parameters, once trying to recreate the same thing as the first time...

first re install gave me an error 15 and when i tried teh bootdisk gave me "boot failed"

second attempt with roughly teh same settings gave me an error 17 aagin but the bootdisk woudlent work agian

i am now downlaoding slackware 10.2 and hopin that taht will work. any tips for installation?
 
  


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