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Old 11-29-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Question GRUB Loading Error 17


I've seen loads of entries about this issue, but I am too much of a newbie to even understand where to start out fixing this issue. I do not have a prompt to type in any commands, just a blinking cursor. I don't have the Grub floppy I've read about and don't know how to begin to create one. I *do* have my Suse 10.1 bootable install CD.

Please help me in the most basic terms. Thanks!
Old 11-29-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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Grub error 17 : Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the
filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
So, it seems your /boot/grub/menu.lst points to a partition which grub doesn't recognize. Is it the only partition on the machine, other than swap?

How long ago did you install Suse?

It would help if you could copy menu.lst (you will need root priviledge to access it) and /etc/fstab and post them here.

Try booting from the install cd.

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 11-29-2006 at 09:16 PM.
Old 11-30-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
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Thanks bigrigdriver! I booted from install CD, selected Installation Repair and fixed the bootloader problem. Reboots fine now. My very first Linux problem was fixed in a jiffy with your help! ahobs2006


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