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Old 09-22-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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PCLOS: Boot error: file system type is ext2fs; partition is 0x83, and error 13


I'm trying to complete the installation of PCLOS 2007 on a multiboot tower machine in which Grub is located in the Mandriva 2008.1 partition; windows is not installed. So, when I installed PCLOS, I chose to install its Grub in its own partition (hd2,5 or hdd6 [hdb is the CD-DVD drive]) with a chainload entry for it in Mandriva's menu.lst. During the installation, I reformatted that partition ext3. On trying to boot, I get this error:

Error:
root (hd2,5)
file system type is ext2fs; partition is 0x83
error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Google shows the error 13 message to mean the kernel image being loaded isn't recognized as Multiboot or one of the supported native formats, including Linux. However, the kernel is 2.6.18.8.tex5, exactly the same as the kernel in the successful PCLOS installation in my laptop.

Comparing the two installations, I noticed there was no /boot/grub/menu.lst file in the tower, but there was one in the laptop; I wrote up the same menu.lst file for the tower, changing the partition destination to hd2,5, but that made no difference. I am able to read/write the PCLOS partition in konqueror from Mandriva.

Help is appreciated!!

In faith, Dave
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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Most installation CDs have the option to boot into an existing Linux system. Try booting the PCLOS rescue CD and then telling the rescue CD to boot into hdd6.

If that works then you know that the problem is somewhere in your two menu.lst files.

If that doesn't work then you know that there is something wrong with the kernel in your PCLOS installation.

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Old 09-22-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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OK, thank you. That will get me started.

In faith, Dave
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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I found it. When I installed, I used custom partitioning and set mount points for the rest of my partitions. Then I clicked "Mount". Somehow that buggered it... when I reinstalled again and set the mount points WITHOUT clicking Mount, it worked. Thanks.

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