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Old 10-20-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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GRUB Error 17 on DamnSmallLinux (DSL)

I just finished installing DSL and when it is rebooting, I get the error and it looks something like this:

Error 17
Please wait..

but nothing happens. What do I do?

My swap is 396MB on /dev/hda1 and my Linux is on /dev/hda5. The DSL version is 3.4.4

Thanks in advance!
Old 10-20-2007, 12:12 PM   #2
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Here is the Grub Manual this is what it says about that error.

17 : Cannot mount selected partition
    This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
Did you setup your swap partition first? Usualy swap is hda5 depending on how you set up your partitions. /boot / /home swap or the easy way is to have a root / partition and then a swap.

Take a look a this Grub howto by saikee Here it's very good.
Old 10-21-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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It's ok now. I just used ext3. Thanks for trying to help though


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