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    Default error 17: cannot mount partition

    our more elderly computer running 10.2 now displays this message at boot; if one does not select from the first option, which lists several possible options:ie windows and then opensuse; it offers opensuse 10.1 which it thinks is on hdb8; when one selects that, it opens 10.2 which I believe to be on hdb6;

    I agree we could tidy up some of these partitions; but if anyone can help us sort this, I would appreciate that;

    I ran su fdisk -l and the results are:

    linux-bk3g:/home/pdc # fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/hda: 61.4 GB, 61492838400 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7476 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 2550 20482843+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 2551 7476 39568095 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

    Disk /dev/hdb: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 14 14593 117113850 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hdb5 6830 14593 62364298+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hdb6 14 2624 20972794+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb7 2625 4228 12884098+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb8 4229 6634 19326163+ 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb9 6635 6829 1566306 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Partition table entries are not in disk order

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    Default Re: error 17: cannot mount partition

    My first question would be : which OS'es do you want to tidy up?

    It would also be good to add some comments to the partitions so we know which is what?!


    If you are going to be removing and shifting partitions start with making a good backup!

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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