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Dale she has duel operating systems on it and it wont even boot up to the menu to chose which one. it just comes up in left top corner with grub loading stage 1.5 next line grub loading please wait next line error 17

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U can try to reinstall grub loader, with a linux cd .... (there is the danger of losing all u're data) To avoid that u can try booting with a linux "Live CD" version, to try and save u're work , and also try to diagnostic the drive ....

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Every time I turn on my Netbook, a black screen comes up saying Grub_Loading Please wait Error 17. I cannot get into anything except the bios.. Can you help?

Looks like your system was booting into the Grub bootloader, which by default pointed to Linux, or the Windows Bootloader if you chose that.

Now it can't find Linux partition so it's failing.

I think you need to uninstall Grub.

If you have an Windows CD (XP or Vista) and an external CD drive, change the bios to boot form CD first. Then ender repair mode.

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Restart your laptop, as soon as it powers on (even before you see the logo), repeatedly tap on F8 to get to the advanced boot menu. Select the option for Last Known Good Configuration and see if it would boot up. If not, Repeat the procedure but this thime, choose safe mode. If you're able to boot to safe mode, you can just do a system restore to a date when it was working fine.

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Am pulling my hair out. I'm a newbie to Linux but keen to get into it. Installed 9.10 as a dual boot alongside XP and after problems with grub, which I have re-mounted, I get to the OS choice page. XP...

Backup, Repairing and Reinstalling GRUB
  • To make a backup a copy of the existing menu.lst file use: cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst.oldYou can try re-installing the grub using the Ubuntu Live CD, in two different ways.

  1. Boot your computer up with Ubuntu CD
  2. Go through all the process until you reach "[!!!] Disk Partition"
  3. Select Manual Partition
  4. Mount your appropriate linux partions / /boot swap .....
  6. Finish the manual partition
  7. Say "Yes" when it asks you to save the changes
  8. It will give you errors saying that "the system couldn't install ....." after that
  9. Ignore them, keep select "continue" until you get back to the Ubuntu installation menu
  10. Jump to "Install Grub ...."
  11. Once it is finished, just restart your computer

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CHECK your bios setting first, and make sure, in hard disk boot priority section, your external hard disk is recognised and set as the first boot device. YOU NEED TO BE SURE YOUR BIOS SUPPORT BOOTING FROM USB FIRST.

IF the hard disk is there u can do several stuff to boot it:(unplug any internal hard disk first, TO MAKE BYPASS CONFLECT ISSUES)
- make sure the drive is seen, whene you are trying to install windows.
- go to recovery console in the setup disk, and reset you master boot record, type:1- fixmbr (or fixmbr c:) >>> WHERE "C:" IS YOU WINDOWS INSTALLATION DESTINATION!
2- fixboot
and then restart and try again......
- try to download plopboot manager, burn it to disk, and boot it, try to load your hard disk frome there.
- install any boot loader, like lilo or grub if you are familiar with, they can boot any os you like!

You can always install Grub to your Master Boot Record of the initial internel hard disk, **** you need to have basic knowlege on how to edit the menu.lst inside grub folder, and basic knowlege of linux partitioning schemr, becoz GRUB need to be installed there as well, **** whene you are already familiar with its use, you can boot any thing you like, even with a friendly boot menu at startup alowing you to choose the option you want to boot.

N.B: make sure you have googled and read about grub, and how to install in, if u have a windows installation on the internal hard disk and afraid to loos it, there is a tool called super grub disk, google for it and download it, it can be installed from windows, and it can automaticaly load windows ntldr/boot.ini.

dg luck.

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I installed Ubunto 9.0 AND when it came up it said, GRUB LOAD,no such partition, then at a prompt it says,grub rescue.

If you run a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows, this has happened to you. You had to do your monthly reinstall of Windows, and now you don’t see the linux bootloader anymore, so you can’t boot into Ubuntu or whatever flavor of linux you prefer.
Here’s the quick and easy way to re-enable Grub.
1) Boot off the LiveCD
2) Open a Terminal and type in the following commands, noting that the first command will put you into the grub “prompt”, and the next 3 commands will be executed there. Also note that hd0,0 implies the first hard drive and the first partition on that drive, which is where you probably installed grub to during installation. If not, then adjust accordingly.
sudo grub
> root (hd0,0)
> setup (hd0)
> exit
Reboot (removing the livecd), and your boot menu should be back.

Only read below if Windows is now missing from the boot menu
If you installed Ubuntu before you installed Windows, then Ubuntu will not have anything in the grub configuration for Windows. This is where you’ll have to do a bit of manual editing to the grub boot menu file.
If you open the file /boot/grub/menu.lst with the following command:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
You’ll see a sample section for Windows, which you’ll want to uncomment and add to the boot menu list in whatever position you want it in. (uncomment by removing the #’s)
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
Note that you should also verify that hd0,0 is the correct location for Windows. If you had installed Windows on the 4th partition on the drive, then you should change it to (hd0,3)

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Pc linux OS reboot loop

It might be cause by The MBR was messed up by a bad grub install. You can try to fix the grub.

If you want to try reinstalling grub, boot from the live CD, log in as root, open a Konsole window, and at the prompt, ([root@localhost ~]#) type;

[root@localhost ~]# grub <Enter>

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory) <-- This is the output from grub after <Enter>

[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
completions of a device/filename. ]

grub> <-- The grub prompt.

From the grub prompt type;

grub> find /boot/grub/stage2 <Enter>
(hd0,11) <-- You'll only have one, use it

grub> root (hd0,5) <Enter> <-- Use what showed up above for yours
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83 <-- Grub reports both ext2 and ext3 as ext2. Don't worry about it.

grub> setup (hd0) <Enter> <-- That is a zero (hd0), not a letter
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"... 15 sectors are embedded.
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15 p (hd0,5)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded

grub> quit <Enter>

Your done; grub is reinstalled

P.S.: If this information was helpful, please rate this solution.

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I beleive that you are installed windows first and linux second,then dual booting will be configured automatically ,means linux will install the grub (boot loader)and configure it with what all Os u have.If your system is not booting and showing grub menu do one thing ,boot it from a linux cd and reinstall grub.

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There is no grub menu just grub command

Try running the command grub-install or if that fails, try the help command

You could also boot off the Ubuntu CD and be able to reinstall grub


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While in Ubuntu do:

sudo fdisk -l to find the drive you want to boot to.

On the command line type:
"sudo grub", this will give you the grub shell >

If the disk you want to install the MBR is sda* for instance, then type (at the grub prompt):
"setup (hd0)"

then type "quit" at the prompt.

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Do you have any other OS's installed? Its with the Grub. mostly looking for another OS. let me know.

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