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Old 01-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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BOOT LOADER problem : cant boot linux

HELLO Friends ,,,

I am using RHEL 5 .. in dual booting with XP
today i formatted C:\ and installed XP . and then i installed grub to /dev/hda

i m written what i did

with the 1st CD of RHEL 5 i boot my system
i went to linux rescue mode
then at the shell
i run these cammands

[....]# chroot /mnt/sysimage
[....]# grub-install /dev/hda

the grub has been installed

but now the background is black and when i go to linux it doesnt boot it message

press any key
and it shows ERROR 17: can not mount partition

and when i boot xp it works properly

i used 4 partition for XP.
and hda1 hda5 hda6 hda7 for XP and hda8 to 11 for linux

kernel version is 2.6.18-8.el5xen
Old 01-23-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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Try reinstalling grub, but this time at the shell from the 1st RHEL CD in rescue mode, try these four commands below (as root) to get you into a grub session first, in the example below I'm assuming your RHEL /boot partition is /dev/hda8, adjust accordingly. Remember grub counts from 0.
root (hd0,7)
setup (hd0)
Grub error 17:
17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.


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