Trying to boot unbutu 6,10 using GRUB on a Floppy, getting error 17
As the subject states, trying to boot to Ubuntu 6.10 using GRUB on a floppy. The floppy works just fine...i can see a menu and select different OSes to load (Ubuntu/Slack/Win).
However, when I select the Ubuntu selection to boot, I receive an error 17. After RTFMing the GRUB manual, I found this:
"17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB. "
I installed ubuntu on a partition configured as an ext3 filesystem. First question:
Does ubuntu install to an ext3 partition, or do I need to reconfigure the partition for ext2, reiserfs, etc.? (<-- This is a dumb question since ext3 is a common filesystem, but wdik?)
Second question: What filesystems does GRUB recognize? (<-- This information was NOT found after RTFMing the manual, hence the post).
This task seems trivial to me since ext3 filesystem has been around for a while. GRUB should recognize it. However, there are some pieces of information that may be important to finding a solution to this 'feature':
1. I created the GRUB floppy after booting into ubuntu live CD. Some history:
a. Booted to live CD
b. Installed ubuntu to HD partition (hde2)
c. GRUB didn't work after the above installation was completed (Changed GRUB install location from (hd0) to (/dev/fd0)
d. Booted back into live CD
e. Mounted HD installation
f. Installed GRUB on floppy
As I mentioned above the floppy installation worked (seemed to at least)
2. I learned that an installation on hde2 translates to a command of 'root (hd4,1)'...5th HDD, second partition, which is correct for my current configuration. I tried guessing other combinations (root (hd1,1), ...(hd0,1), etc.) without any success.
My biggest concern is the second question above. This information I believe should be in the manual, but again wdik?
Anyway, if anyone can help, thank you. I apologize if this is trivial...I've always used LILO, but Ubuntu has some features I like.
Thanks in advance