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Old 12-12-2007, 03:04 AM   #31
lionelgeo
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Same error 17


Hello everybody,

I'm trying to install Open suse 10.3 on an USB HDD and I get this message. Didn't have this problem with Ubuntu. Can Opensuse be installed on an USB HDD? When I installed Ubuntu I disconnected the other Hard Disks, and everything went fine. Then I booted from the USB HDD. Can I do that on Open Suse?

Thank you for your help.

Lio
 
Old 12-13-2007, 02:15 AM   #32
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No.

It is commonly known that OpenSuse needs extra work if it is to be booted from a USB device. It needs the USB drivers incoporated in its initrd.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 11:12 AM   #33
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I have a big problem!!!
I was changing HDD on my desktop and i switched a 8gb drive with suse 10.2 to a 120gb with nothing on it and i also have a 40gb with windows on it so:

hdd1: 8gb - Suse 10.2
hdd2: 40gb - Windows Xp Pro

to

hdd1: 120gb - nothing
hdd2: 40gb - Windows Xp Pro

Now when i did this i forgot that i had grub as a boot loader and the linux hdd was gone... plus the 8 gb partition with linux fell and now i think it is broken so i cant put it back...

Ive tried to use live CD's but it wont boot only shows:

GRUB Loading stage 1.5

GRUB loading, please wait....
Error 17

I dont know what to do i just want it to boot into windows Xp!
Does any one have any ideas??

Plus i dont know how to get a command line in the current situation...
 
Old 12-23-2007, 11:34 AM   #34
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alexrua,

We have a big problem too because we don't know how you did the transfer. Without such knowledge we can't help.

What is clear is if you clone the smaller disk into the bigger disk using procedure like this you can then remove the orginal and boot the new disk to make sure the two systems are working fine first before resizeing the Linux.

The way you described it the Linux may be broken when being resized, you may copied the files instead of cloning the binary, Xp may fail to boot if its system files are misplaced or wrong copied.....

You should also open up a new thread instead of tagging to the end of an existing thread.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #35
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i didnt copy i literaly changed disks... replaced the old one with a new one...
 
Old 04-06-2008, 11:35 AM   #36
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To revive a thread.....

Check to see if any usb devices are attached to the computer like jump drives etc and if you have Vista and are using ReadyBoost DO NOT Leave it plugged in it will give you the error, alternitavely you can reset your bios and hope that will work.

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Old 06-19-2009, 08:51 AM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saikee View Post
List out the content of

typing command fdisk -l at root terminal

and the files for the Slack's

/boot/grub/menu.lst

/etc/fstab

here. I thought Slackware use Lilo by default, what version are you using?

The above files will tell us your partition scheme, Grub's boot control file and the partition Grub has been order to mount.

Error 17 in Grub is "Cannot mount selected partition"

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000a93fb

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 60801 488384001 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 60802 121601 488376000 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf8fcf8fc

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 30401 244196001 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdc: 40.0 GB, 40060403712 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4870 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0b530b53

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 4665 37471581 83 Linux
/dev/sdc2 4666 4870 1646662+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdc5 4666 4870 1646631 82 Linux swap / Solaris

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid 0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic (recovery mode)
uuid 0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

title Ubuntu 9.04, memtest86+
uuid 0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

ubuntu@ubuntu:/tmp/gruberror$ cat ./etc/fstab
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sdc1 during installation
UUID=0bef08e1-9a2b-40a5-8838-436508e43723 / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# swap was on /dev/sdc5 during installation
UUID=ba99711b-e184-46f7-b735-e80044050acb none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
sorry for such a big post, and I'll continue my search for a solution.
thanks in advance!



Also, idk if it's helpful, but when i was doing the install, it defaulted to my 1st sata drive (1_TB which is 2 500mb partitions for music and video), but i selected my 40gb HD which had an old copy of XP and i selected the "Guided-use entire disk" option. I've seen alot of error 17 posts with dual boot, but taht's not what i'm trying to do.

Last edited by ubuntnoob; 06-19-2009 at 09:02 AM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 10-12-2009, 11:59 AM   #38
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I know how retarded this is going to sound but I believe I partitioned my SM HDD on my Eee. This HDD has my Linux Mint OS on it well... had. I also has Crunchbang on my SS HDD but it won't load either and I know I did not touch that. It gives me the GRUB error 17 as well. Should I just install Mint onto the SM HDD again?
 
Old 11-27-2010, 03:21 AM   #39
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hy im a newbie, and I have the same GRUB loading, please wait error 17, first i had OpenSuse5.1 then i installed Windows XP SP3 VLK and deleted some (Unknown Partitions) and made some new ones(One logical disk and two primary disks all NTFS)(and the Unallocated space merged with eachother), i think i deleted the OpenSuse, (i did have some errors saing that the Windows couldnt change the Boot.ini file,and that i may have some errors restarting). And i cant do anything I even tried to reinstall Windows but it didnt read the disk anymore...What should I do???

Last edited by Zanec; 11-27-2010 at 03:25 AM. Reason: forgot to mention
 
  


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