[Wolves] was (no subject) I need help
ls.tomkins at btinternet.com
Mon May 23 15:44:08 BST 2005
I have had similar problems with disk partitions when
the partitioning was done by Qparted it's safer to use
--- Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> On Monday 23 May 2005 11:10, chris procter wrote:
> > If at first you dont succeed google.
> > Error numbers:
> > 17 : Cannot mount selected partition: This error
> > returned if the partition requested exists, but
> > filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
> > 18 : Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported
> > BIOS: This error is returned when a read is
> > at a linear block address beyond the end of the
> > translated area. This generally happens if your
> > is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for
> > disks on older machines or larger than 8GB in
> > general).
> Contrary to what that horrid Sparkes says I'm not
> lazy really, I could have
> looked on Mr Google but when I'm at home I'm on
> dial-up so I don't like being
> on the net too long (Tight Bastard).
> > This might explain a lot of the io errors you've
> > having, if the system can't see the whole disk it
> > see a partial filesystem which it would think is
> > corrupt. If so then running fsck on the disk
> > report the filesystem as being larger then the
> Its a 40GB disk that as far as I know is working
> fine, Windows sees it as a
> 40GB disk OK.
> > Have you put a large disk in an old machine or
> > with the bios settings so it wouldn't deal with
> > disks or anything like that. If the repair disk
> > doesn't work and you're happy its configured
> > then a bios problem is the next option.
> The CPU, Motherboard, Memory is about two months
> old, all brand new:
> P4 3Ghz, Gigabyte Motherboard 1GB DDR Memory
> /dev/hda 40GB (Windows XP FAT32)
> /dev/hdc 40GB (Suse)
> /dev/hdd 40GB (Windows Slave FAT32)
> /Media/USB 200GB (Windows FAT32)
> /Media/DVD/CDRW Combo
> /Media/7in1 Cardreader
> /Media/Floppy Drive
> I will admit that under Partition Magic the four
> triangle pointers (I think
> they mark the boundaries) are in a different place
> to all the other drives
> but they always have been and this problem has not
> occurred before.
> The consensus in work is that the Motherboard might
> be faulty but I was
> racking my brains this morning and the clouds
> possibly parted.
> All these problems started after upgrading my VMware
> (Windows /dev/hda) to
> version 5 now its probably nothing whatsoever to do
> with it but it seems
> strange that thats when the trouble started.
> > The bios loads grub stage 1.5, stage 1.5
> > enough about the filesystem (reiserfs?) to find
> > stage2, stage 2 loads the operating system.
> I guessed as much didn't get that before all though
> seeing as it worked before
> I wouldn't have seen that anyway.
> Peter Cannon.
> peter at cannon-linux.co.uk
> Fedora Core 3 & Suse Pro 9.2
> "There is every excuse for not knowing
> there is no excuse for not asking"
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