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Old 12-03-2005, 12:45 PM   #1
123 Paul
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Error 17?


I have juts attempeted to install slackware 10.1, everything seemed to go ok, but after re-booting, it says "loading GRUB.........Error 17"

what have I done wrong?
 
Old 12-03-2005, 12:53 PM   #2
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GRUB??? Slackware uses lilo!
 
Old 12-03-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 123 Paul
I have juts attempeted to install slackware 10.1, everything seemed to go ok, but after re-booting, it says "loading GRUB.........Error 17"

what have I done wrong?
please make your question more explicit. Tell us more. My guess is you have already installed ubuntu ( an perhaps MsWindows), and use grub as your boot manager. Now you want to add Slackware on a new partition, or want to replace ubuntu by slackware?
In case of adding: manage your grub in the 'first' distro, adding the Slackware-possibility at the proper config-location.
and at installation time of Slackware: don't install a boot manager.
In case of replaceing ubuntu: replace grub by lilo (as this is the preferred way of booting Slackware, however you can use grub if you want, but are more or less 'on your own'.
If your 'Main Boot Sector' is not empty and causes errors at boot time:
start a MsDos installation floppy (the first one), and issue:
A:> fdisk /MBR
This cleans it up. and now do a reinstall of your boot-manager.
Hope this is of some use.
Douwe
 
Old 12-03-2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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this is a commen problem...
boot with the bootdisk you made when you installed (you did make one diddnt you?) then run
lilo -b /dev/hda
(replace hda with whatever your main hardisk is (just the disk not the partition) such as hda, hdb or sda, sdb etc)

at the root prompt (i had this problem for ages and that cured it instantly!)
see thread 381223 where this problem was solved for me
 
Old 12-04-2005, 02:27 AM   #5
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yep I am trying to replace ubuntu (cos it was to slow) by slackware

when installing I chose not to install a boot manager when installing.

urmmmmm boot disk? who has floppy drives in there puters these days let alone spare disks!!!

what do I do now? I have try re-installing, but it juts comes up with errors?

could I make a boot cd, and format the whole drive and start a fresh? what command would that need - I have never got the idea of the diffrent partitions that linux needs.

sorry for so many questions
 
Old 12-04-2005, 03:14 AM   #6
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ok, just made a boot cd with http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php tried typing in
lilo -b /dev/hda and it said it could not find the file
 
Old 12-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #7
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Paul, just insert Slackware CD 1, at boot: prompt type: bare.i root=/dev/hdXX
replace hdXX with your root partition, like hda1 and press ENTER, it should boot into your installed Slackware. Once you're there run: /sbin/liloconfig
Choose Expert mode and install to MBR
 
Old 12-04-2005, 08:29 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 123 Paul

urmmmmm boot disk? who has floppy drives in there puters these days let alone spare disks!!!
ahh... all my boxes (both windows and linux have floppy drives and they have bootdisks made fore when things go wrong like the bootloaders getting messed up or X11 crashng on me when i try to exit it
 
  


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