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Error 17

Postby grewal1212 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:37 pm

Hi everyone.
Let me start off by saying that I have already searched the interweb for this and HAVE found the solutionS but they dont really work.
I am assuming there are different reasons that can cause an Error 17. Hence, there are different solutions.
I was happily running Linux Mint and XP before this happened.

What did I do?
I had XP installed first, then I installed Mint.
I didnt give Mint enough space though since I was just 'testing' it.
I kinda started liking mint. (Sounds like i'm telling a love story) So, I decided to increase the partition size for it. To do that I had to free up some space from Windows partition.
This is where my stupidity kicked in. Instead of using Gparted, I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager.
It resized the disk fine but then it gave me the Error 17 on a restart.
I am assuming that it flagged the wrong volume.
Anyone know how to fix this?
I have a Live Linux Mint 6 cd that I can use to access the hard drives.
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Re: Error 17

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:23 am

From the subject line I thought it was this problem
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot
But reading the post makes me think you should repair grub
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... _your_grub
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Re: Error 17

Postby grewal1212 on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:13 pm

Thanks for the help.
I took the other pill.
I just popped in the XP cd and under Repair, I fixed the MBR for XP.
That helped in booting up the XP partition. I deleted the other partitions(Mint Partitions). Will be starting over again.
I guess its good, i will have more experience in installing mint? get to know how to partition the hard drive better so i don't make the same mistake again. haha.
Again, thanks for the help Husse.
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