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Ubuntu Repair Grub

I keep getting "Error 17" when trying to boot, what does this mean?

How can i repair this problem?

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  • josh14 Aug 11, 2008

    No other operating system on the computer.

  • montypython2 Apr 10, 2009

    installed ubuntu 8.10 dual booting with win xp64, installed ubuntu on its own hdd, not sharing with windowns on same hdd, now get grub error on boot up. not able to find a quick solution but mulitple possible solutions that don't seem to make any sense. Is there a quick and easy solution to this error?

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Thats mean that the grub doest recognize the partition of your linux, because of the change in the partition.

first ( if u dont see any grub loader and automatically boot windows,if u dual boot) u must repair the master boot record for windows first, for xp, use fixmbr or fixboot using setup cd> repair. in vista u have to read the documentation on how to repair the mbr.its pretty confusing in vista



after u've succeded repair the windows mbr, u must repair the linux grub boot loader, read the documentation of it,theres many threads and forums about it.u can use either live cd


OR if u can see the grub loader, type 'e' at the linux boot, and change the partition, eg hd0 or hd3.try from 0 to 3 or any numbers if u have many partition.save the configuration, at the edit option, type 'b' at the linux boot.

if it occurs again,boot like above in grub loader, u have to edit at
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst. change the partition for linux kernel. ie hd0 or hd1 or hd2 or hd3 etc

you must google it for more info, its hard to explain all here


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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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