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Ubuntu grub error 17

Hi i tried installing windows vista over my ubuntu the os installation went wrong and now i keep getting the grub error 17 i can boot from the live cd and that works is there any way of fixing this error my self or do you no of any software whichll do it for me

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  • daz5712 Feb 27, 2009

    the way i mannaged to sort this problem is by booting Ubuntu fron the live CD and opening Gpartitioner and changing your partition to NTFS and then install windows.

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You have to delete the ubuntu partition completely and recreate a new partition for the vista install. You can do this during the vista setup.

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