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Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibbs1984 on Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi,

I've done a search but can't find anything regarding the Error 17 message, apologies if there is another topic.

I have Vista pre-installed on my computer and partitioned it for Ubuntu, I wanted to install Linux Mint over the Ubuntu, so formatted that partition and was installing Mint but it stopped half way through, now when I boot without the LiveCD I get the following message:

GRUB Loading Stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait

Error 17

I can't boot to Vista or Mint now, from a Google search it sounds like the file format can't be recognised. I'm going to try Super GRUB tomorrow when I can burn it to disk on another computer but is there another way of fixing this? I'm very new to Linux so a idiots guide would be appreciated :)

Thanks in advance

Steve
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby 67GTA on Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:20 pm

Super grub will let you boot Vista, but won't boot Mint because it didn't finish installing. Try installing Mint again. Also, if you haven't already, once you get booted into Vista, make your recovery disks. There is an advanced check box when you boot the recovery disk that will let you restore Vista's boot(MBR) if you decide to get rid of Linux.
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibbs1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:41 am

Hi,

Thanks for your response, yeah, I'm not too worried about booting to Mint just yet, just wanna get Vista back.

So how does this SuperGrub work? If I burn it to disk do I put the disk in on start up as I obviously can't boot to an OS?

Steve
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby 67GTA on Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:04 am

It is a live CD. Just boot with it in the CD/DVD drive.
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibbs1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:11 pm

Hi all,

I've made a Super Grub Boot disk (super_grub_disk_0.9726) and put it in, it comes up with the Super Grub options, I go down to select an OS (think that's what it does) restart and it comes up with:

BOOTMGR missing

Press Crtl, Alt + Delt to restart

I just go round in circles, does this even without the Super Grub CD in, am I missing something (apart from an OS :() cause it's doing my head in now.

Steve
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibb1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:59 pm

Right,

Managed to get in Super Grub and saw my partitions but trying to restore my MBR or something but anything I do I get an error:

Error 15: File not found

SDG Unsuccessful

What am I doing wrong, I thought SuperGrub would do it for me but I can't work out how to fix it.

Someone help me please :(

Steve
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibbs1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:37 pm

Not sure if this helps but this is the partitions I can see:

Partition of Grub
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N     IDE     SCSI     GRUB     HURD     TYPE
1     hda1   sda1     (hd0,0)  hdOs1    Unknown 3 GB
2     hda2   sda2     (hd0,1)  hdOs2    HPFS/NTFS 344gb Windows
5     hda5   sda5     (hd0,4)  hdOs5    SWAP 4 GB


Then I get the following trying to boot from the 344gb Windows partition:

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Set Out_device=(hd0,1)
Set Out_hurd=hd0
Set Out_hd=hd0
Set Out_Linux_letter=a
Set Out_lide_hd=hda
Set Out_lscsi_hd=sda
Set Out_part=(hd0,1)
Set Out_lide_part=hda2
Set Out_lscsi_part=sda2
Set Out_hurd_part=hdOs2
Set Out_Linux_part=a2
Set Out_Part_n=1
Set Out_Linux_end=a2
back
back
set grub_part=(hda0)
root(hd0)
Filesystem type unknown, using whole disk setup --force-embed (hd0)

Error 17 Cannot mount selected partition

Press any key to continue
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby gibbs1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:54 pm

Well, decided to install Mint again and it worked, now I can see Vista and everything is working fine, strange.

How do you make Vista the default OS on boot up?
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Re: Trouble booting, Error 17 GRUB

Postby AK Dave on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:21 pm

You'll be wanting to edit your menu.lst file if you're wanting to change grub's menu defaults.

gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
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