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Old 03-22-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
lenny45
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what is an "Error 24"?


Not being able to boot, i did a partition check on my Mepis Linux. at the end it said run "fsck /dev/sda1" (without the -a,-e options) in the root terminal and when it finished, it said it was "clean".

i rebooted and 3 lines into the boot i get a "error 24" and no bootup. what the heck is this? i've googled but am not finding the answer.....
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here is my menu.lst:

timeout 15
color cyan/blue white/blue
foreground ffffff
background 0639a1
gfxmenu /boot/grub/message

title MEPIS at sda1, kernel 2.6.15-1-586tsc
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1-586tsc root=/dev/sda1 nomce quiet vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-586tsc

title Windows at hda1
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title MEMTEST
kernel /boot/memtest86.bin

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since i'm using a Sata drive as a totally seperate physical drive for Linux(sda1), does that line at "rootnoverify (hdo,0) have anything to do with it????? thx again....
 
Old 03-22-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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You have to tell GRUB where the kernel is.

title MEPIS at sda1, kernel 2.6.15-1-586tsc
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1-586tsc root=/dev/sda1 nomce quiet vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-586tsc
 
Old 03-22-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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I have a compaq deskpro en series computer.It has windows xp. When i turned it on it reads"following configuration was automatically updated Disk 1:41110 Mybytes. it then says if running unix you need to configure your system. and says F1 saves changes. What do i do?
 
Old 03-22-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerson
You have to tell GRUB where the kernel is.

title MEPIS at sda1, kernel 2.6.15-1-586tsc
root (hd1,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-1-586tsc root=/dev/sda1 nomce quiet vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-1-586tsc
your saying put "root (hd1,0)" instead of "rootnoverify (hd0,0)"?

Any way, i gave up before trying that. SOOO, i re-installed the CD again and that worked.(although i must've tried re-installing it 5 times to get to that point). I have lost all my basic settings in Kontact,Bookmarks in Firefox,shortcuts,thunderird mail address's. although my home directory is intact. which sucks cause i need my Mepis linux settings, not the files i already have backups to.

do ya know if any of these basic settings are in my home directory---or just hiding somewhere? thx....

Last edited by lenny45; 03-22-2006 at 08:14 PM.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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all the settings in your home directory are found in hidden directories, in linux a hidden dir is preceded with a . (ex, /home/you/.mozilla will gave your's mozilla settings.
 
  


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