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Old 03-28-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
captainpete
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FC5 Grub error 17


I tried upgrading my FC4 to FC5 and had a bunch of package dependency errors. I figured it was because I was upgrading from 32bit to 64bit so I decided to do a fresh install. The installation went fine, but now when it's booting, GRUB returns the following error:

root (hd1,0)
filesystem type unknown partition type 0x7
Error 17 : Cannot mount selected partition

I searched around and all I can come up with is that GRUB doesn't recognize the filesystem type. I checked the default filesystem (ext3) and reinstalled again. Still the same error.

Before I go and try trouble shooting this more, has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have any suggestions? Change the filesystem or manually configure GRUB?

EDIT:
I was able to fix this problem by doing the following:
1) Highlight the configuration I was trying to boot and press "e". This brought up another menu. I highlighted the first item "root (hd1,0)" and pressed "e" again.
2)I changed (hd1,0) to (hd0,0), then booted with that configuration and it worked.

I had gone through the default FC5 installation twice and confirmed that it was installing GRUB on the correct drive. I'm fairly new to Linux, but it seems like it was trying to boot from my separate Windows drive. No clue why.

Last edited by captainpete; 03-29-2006 at 06:59 AM.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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hi,

Quote:
Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7
Error 17 Cannot Mount Selected partition
post the out put of :
#cat /etc/grub.conf (or if you have menu.lst)
#fdisk -l

Do you have windows on your machine ???

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Old 03-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ruudra
Do you have windows on your machine ???
For some reason it was trying to boot from my Windows drive, even though I set it up to boot from the other one. Not sure why, but I switched (hd1,0) to (hd0,0) in the GRUB config and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the reply though.
 
Old 03-28-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by captainpete
For some reason it was trying to boot from my Windows drive, even though I set it up to boot from the other one. Not sure why, but I switched (hd1,0) to (hd0,0) in the GRUB config and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the reply though.
generally in the case of kernel panic you should first look at any "mismatching" between the entried in /etc/grub.conf and the real partitions shown by #fdisk -l.
Most of the time i've seen problem here only.

it would be better if you elaborate your problem and then post solution for that.

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