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We're almost there, now I get Error 17 which is Cannot mount selected partition. Nerderello says "This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the file system type ...
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- 03-02-2005 #21
But, I dont see that being possible. It is the same type as SUSE
What I think might be the problem is when i look at my menu.lst file in /boot/grub there is about 4 or 5 blank lines between the Sourcemage entry and the first entry that was originally there. Could this cause a problem, if so ,how do I get rid of this blank spot. I have tried, but I cant figure it out It started out with just 2 or 3, but through my trying to get rid of it, it just got bigger.
- 03-02-2005 #22
Maybe, this is the problem, no hda5 in /etc/fstabCode:
/dev/hda7 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1 /dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=00 02,nls=utf8 0 0 /dev/hda6 swap swap pri=42 0 0
- 03-02-2005 #23
Since you're in Suse, the easiest way to set a mount point, etc. would be in the partitioning tool in YAST.There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
- Jeremy S. Anderson
- 03-02-2005 #24
The only other problem I can think of is with the vmlinuz file in the stanza I gave it wasCode:
Isn't sourcemage a gentoo like distro? if so there might not be a vmlinuz file, since you compiled the kernel by hand during the install.
I'm not sure whct this file is named, so if there isn't a vmlinuz file in your sourcemage /boot directory, do you mind posting the contesnts here?
- 03-02-2005 #25
- 03-02-2005 #26
This is the SMGL directoryCode:
linux:/mnt/SMGL # ls . bin dev home media proc sbin sys udev var .. boot etc lib mnt root .swapfile tmp usrCode:
linux:/mnt/SMGL/boot # ls . .. grub vmlinubz vmlinubz-18.104.22.168
- 03-02-2005 #27
from all this imformation you should have the stanza for grub like this:title Sourcemage
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinubz-22.214.171.124 root=/dev/hda5title Sourcemage
kernel (hd0,4)/boot/vmlinubz-126.96.36.199 root=/dev/hda5
- 03-02-2005 #28
Well, this problem just took a weird turn. After making those adjustments, I can see the SMGL section in the menu.lst file and in the bootloader Configuration in the Control Center. And I edited the /etc/fstab.
But, the entry is not there when I reboot.
Also, when I look in the /mnt/SMGL file, there are only 2 hidden files, . and ..
So, I am going back to step 1, and redo all the adjustments I made.
- 03-02-2005 #29
- 03-02-2005 #30
Yes, I found it much easier to edit the file from a console using vi. I just used YaST to view the changes I had made.