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Old 01-28-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Error 15, installing GRUB via SUSE9

I'm trying to install SUSE 9 but getting the following error at the end of the installation proces when the bootmanager is installed

=======Error during installation of GRUB:======
GRUB version 0.93 (640K lower/3072K upper)
grub> root (HD0,1)
filesystem type is reiserFS, partitiontype 0x83
grub> install--stage2=/boot/grub/stage2/grub/stage1 d (HD0)/grub/stage2 0x8000 (HD0,1)/grub/menu.lst
error 15 file not found
=============end error===============

the used hardware is: HP LC2000r 128MB RAM
(but at home on a a dell system I have the same problem, although this system did run suse 7.2 before perfect)

below you find all detailed steps from the installation process..



==============overview installation process===================
booting via CD created from iso file ..\suse\boot\
language: US
keyboard: UK

Kernel modules:
1 sym53c8xx = symbios --> load succesfull
2 megaraid2 = lsi logic megaraid --> load succesfull
3 e100 = intel pro100 --> load succesfull

start installation --> network --> ftp
DNS: [esc]
path: /d_drive/suse9

grafical interface:
language: US

detecting & loading
1 i2o_pci = HP80960RP [i960RP microprocessor] (HP netraid-1si)
2 i20_core = HP80960RP [i960RP microprocessor] (HP netraid-1si)
3 i20_config = HP80960RP [i960RP microprocessor] (HP netraid-1si)
4 i20_block = HP80960RP [i960RP microprocessor] (HP netraid-1si)
5 LVM-mod = linux LVM

new installation:
partitioning (*1)
/dev/sda 16.9GB LDo RAID5 17354R
/dev/sda1 400MB SWAP (as suggested)
/dev/sda2 753MB /boot Reiser
/dev/sda3 753MB / Reiser
/dev/sda4 15GB Extended partiotion
/dev/sda5 3.0GB /user Reiser
/dev/sda6 753MB /var Reiser
/dev/sda7 11.3GB /home Reiser

(*1 also tried the Suse suggestion 400MB SWAP en 16.5GB root)

default -/- office applications

type: GRUB(*4)
loacation: 1 SCSI 16.94GB, dev/sda, megaraid-LDo RAID5 71354R
order: /dev/sda
default select: linux
available: linux (default), floppy, failsafe, memory test
activate sector:no (*2)
replace code: untouched (*3)
backup code: no
add saved MBR to booloader menu: no

(*2 tried also yes)
(*3 tried also replace)
(*4 tried also several combinations using LILO)
Old 01-29-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
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Update and Kernel panic: VFS unabale to mont root FS on 08:02

Via trial and error I found out that I changed the order of the root and boot partition from the standard SUSE setup.
It seems that GRUB expects fixed drives (SDA,SDA2 and SDA3) for the several files. If you changes the order of root and boot this is not passed to the GRUB setup.
I don't understand yet how it works but this is were the sollution is to be found.

But now that it boots another problem accoured:
Kernel panic: VFS unabale to mont root FS on 08:02



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