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    meenasheskbrat NNTP User

    Default grub loading error 17


    I tried both the KDE and the GNOME version of RC1 and both gave me this error as the cd was installing:

    kernel image /boot/vmlinuz- default
    Initrd image /boot/initrd- default
    Kernel modules <not available>
    could not find map.
    Part7 /boot/, please specify a correct file with -M

    Then when the install was finished it rebooted to the grub loading error 17

    If there are any workarounds I would like to try them.


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    Default Re: grub loading error 17

    Error 17 occurs if Grub is pointing to the wrong partition.

    Just a guess: If you can boot the live cd, mount the root directory and look in the location /mount_point/boot. If you see these two links/files in the folder "boot":
    • vmlinuz
    • initrd

    If they're there then you can edit the file menu.lst (st /mount_point/boot/grub/menu.lst) and put this entry:
    # Entry to boot the openSUSE installation on /dev/sda5 by symlinks
    title openSUSE RC1 (on /dev/sda5) by symlinks
    root (hd0,4)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda5
    initrd /boot/initrd
    Of course, you have to adjust sda5 and (hd0,4) to the partition that really exists.

    Then make Grub reinstall in the Master boot record like this:
    open as root the grub prompt with this command:
    run this at the grub prompt but change 0,4 to your situation:
    root (hd0,4)
    run this at grub prompt:
    install (hd0)
    Reboot and X fingers
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