After a bungled install, I decided to rewrite both drives in a WinXP / Mint 6(hopefully) dualboot computer.
I wiped both drives with a reliable Parted Magic cd I keep around. I formatted sda to NTFS. WinXP didn't like the Pmagic NTFS partition so I re-formatted from the Windows cd. I've run into that before so "no biggie." Windows installed normally (or seemed to) and I installed the nvidia driver and antivirus (AVG). I, then, rebooted the thing as requested and that's when the "Grub 17" error showed up. Up to this point no distro cd has been in this machine since re-formatting the drives.
Can anyone clear this up for me? Where did the error come from and do I have to do a re-install (of WinXP) to fix it? The drive was formatted twice. I wouldn't think that some remnant of a past install would have survived. Could it?
Thanks for the help. I gotta run. Be back after while.