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Old 29th April 2008, 03:33 AM
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Exclamation after-Installation errors. locale error. unsupported locale settings | Error 17 | etc

Ok here's the story. to start-off here's my machine specs

Proc: P4 2.8
Mobo: Asus P4GE-MX
Mem: 1GB
Video Card: 64MB geforce mx 400
Hard Disks:
80 gig (windows xp) [Primary Master]
40 gig (this is where i plan to install FC 8) [Secondary Primary Master]
optical drives:
CD drive [Primary Slave]
DVD drive [Secondary Primary Slave]

so there, i booted up my pc with my Fedora-8-i386-DVD, everything went fine. the from choosing whether to rescue etc, media testing, language selection and the keyboard. then here's the 1st problem i encountered.

fedora recognizes my hdd's as sda and sdb. i tried installing slackware 12 and centos 5 before and they all see my hdd's as hda so on..

still i pushed through, made my custom layout unchecked sda and chosed sdb as the path to install FC8 so on, default bootloader settings upto optional packages installation. Everything went fine, packages are installed up until it says reboot.

here's the 2nd problem i had. DVD ejects FC8 dvd, then i clicked reboot,
i noticed something but i wasnt able to get all the lines that said error, i only remembered this line

locale error. unsupported locale settings

then my machine rebooted.

then here's the 3rd problem. grub / bootloader doesnt show. initially my machine boots up to windows xp rightaway. btw my boot order was:

1st boot: cd/dvd
2nd boot: hd-0 (windows installed)
3rd boot: hd-1 (fedora installed)

so i changed the boot order to

1st boot: hd-1 (fedora installed)
2nd boot: hd-0 (windows installed)
3rd boot: cd/dvd

boot loader showed up. i choosed fedora then this came up

Booting `fedora (
Root (h1,0)
filesystem type unknown, partition type 0x7 kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/sdb2 rhgb quiet

Error 17: cannot mount selected partition.

i rebooted. chosed windows xp instead. then this came up.

Booting Windows XP

chainloader +1

any suggestions, how to make it work? as of the moment im redownloading a new .iso from fedoraproject.org.
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Old 29th April 2008, 05:13 AM
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1. There's no point in downloading a new iso.

2. The sda reference instead of hda is normal and due to a newer driver. So you should expect seeing this in the future.

3. The locale issue - I don't know. You provide too little info.

4.As for the Grub (bootmanager), keep in mind that when you install an OS on a specific HDD/Partition, messing with the boot order in the BIOS would render that OS unusable unless you modify the boot manager statements accordingly.

In your specific case, I'd expect that the following changes to be needed in order to properly boot your current Fedora install:

When booting up Fedora, select the kernel and press e.

Using arrow keys, go to Root statement and modify it to show root (hd0,0)

Then go to kernel statement and modify root=/dev/sdb2 to root=/dev/sda2

Press b to try booting with these temporary changes
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Old 29th April 2008, 07:35 AM
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ok thanks sir.
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