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Old 04-19-2006, 09:35 PM   #1
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grub loading error 15


I recently installed Slackware 10.2 on my Toshiba laptop, but when attempting to boot I get an Error 15 message.
What is Error 15. What do I need to do to do in order to boot my system?
Thanks...............tp.
 
Old 04-19-2006, 10:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by turner pond
I recently installed Slackware 10.2 on my Toshiba laptop, but when attempting to boot I get an Error 15 message.
What is Error 15. What do I need to do to do in order to boot my system?
Thanks...............tp.
Hi,
boot the machine using the Slackware 10.2 installtion first cd.
get inside the system running either of the following commands

#linux root=/dev/hdx<no.> ro
e.g #linux root=/dev/hda9 ro
where hda9 is my root partition. You should enter yours
or
#<your kernel> root=/dev/hdx<no.> noinitrd ro
e.g #bare.i root=/dev/hds9 noinitrd ro
here "bare.i" is the kernel i installed. You should enter yours.

So do either of them, get inside. Post the output of following:
#cat /etc/lilo.conf
and
#fdisk -l

regards

Last edited by b0nd; 04-19-2006 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 09:47 AM   #3
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me thinks it refers to error 15 for grub.....and means your search if you installed grub has a wrong filename or you mis-understood the root command as per my tutorial....if /boot has its own partition then grub has this setup

root (hd0,0) (the boot partition is here)
kernel /vmlinuz root-/dev/hda ro (where you change hda to whereever / partition is
initrd /initrd.img


if /boot is on the same partition as / then it may look like this
root (hd0,0) (boot is a sub folder)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz etc
initrd /boot/etc
 
Old 04-26-2006, 02:04 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by ruudra
Hi,
boot the machine using the Slackware 10.2 installtion first cd.
get inside the system running either of the following commands

#linux root=/dev/hdx<no.> ro
e.g #linux root=/dev/hda9 ro
where hda9 is my root partition. You should enter yours
or
#<your kernel> root=/dev/hdx<no.> noinitrd ro
e.g #bare.i root=/dev/hds9 noinitrd ro
here "bare.i" is the kernel i installed. You should enter yours.

So do either of them, get inside. Post the output of following:
#cat /etc/lilo.conf
and
#fdisk -l

regards
I'm extremely sorry. Don't know where my mind was.
Problem is of grub and i talked about lilo.

post the o/p of
#cat /etc/grub.conf
and
#fdisk -l

regards
 
Old 10-07-2006, 07:27 PM   #5
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Talking Error 15

Hello, I am new and ignorant of linux systems, but I bought a laptop that had a win2kpro and a linux program that ran a dj prgm called ' final scratch' using linux. But when it got here today, priority mail, it does nothing but give the GRUB error 15, and I even used the restore disc and let it format c and d? and verified sys restored, but nothing has changed the error msg is still all I can get. I don't know anything about linux, or any of the systems for linux. But I bought this for my adult daughter who is raising her kids and going to college, and I wanted to make her life easier! haha, Sure has frustrated mine! Ok, so if anyone can give me a SIMPLE solution, for a dumb okie, I sure would appreciate it! Should I go download a w2k bootable cd?
Thanks for letting me rant!
Nelda

Last edited by Nelda Nolen; 10-07-2006 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:09 PM   #6
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ok if you just bought it ....the shop should give you support but lets pretend they don't

2) what do you understand is your rescue disk?

I suggest its a microsoft product and so you can restore the master boot record which is the first start up of the hard drive with the rescue cd in....I think the command you are looking for is

If you have Windows NT / 2000 / XP, you can boot from startup floppy disks or CD-ROM, choose repair option during setup, and run Recovery Console. When you are logged on, you can run FIXMBR command to fix MBR.

3) there is not enough info supplied on whether you really have a linux partition or not.....you will need to download a live cd if you want to learn linux quicker than try to get your relative to learn on the fly.

therefore if the fixmbr works....get rid of the partition for linux and smooth your way in by running a live cd such as knoppix or freespire.


good luck
 
Old 10-10-2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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Thank you for your reply.........
Yes, it had a linux partition, and that was the holdup. I called and talked to the seller, and he said, oh, I forgot to mention that! So I did as you suggested and booted from disk and let winxp fix the MBR, THEN ran the system restore discs and it is Cured! tada
THANK YOU so much, you saved my sanity! haha
 
  


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