GRUB Errors

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:41 am

GRUB Errors

Postby Ferth » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:44 am

Well i was real eager to finally try out linux and i heard linux mint was a good distro, when i install i first try the guided partitioning and it install and i reboot, i get grub error 2, when i manually partition i get grub error 17.

Right now i've got grub error 2, can anyone help me?

Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 18703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: GRUB Errors

Postby Husse » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:01 pm

Do you have removable drive?
It seems that you may have encountered a problem that is described and solved here ... annot_boot
Not quite sure as you get error 2
Check out the wiki and if that does not help you boot the live CD and use it to check out a few things. I don't think you can do it from Windows if you have it because Windows can't read ext3 (I guess that's what you've used)
Go to Places > Computer and open the partition where you have Mint
Got to /etc and open the file fstab and post the content here (Use ctrl+A then ctrl+C the same as in Windows :))
Open a terminal (from the menu) and run blkid
You should get a list of partitions and their UUID - however I'm not sure if running from the live CD makes a difference
Post the list as well (mark with the mouse and right click to copy)
You can see for yourself if fstab is correct - what happens sometimes - as described in the wiki - is that the UUID is changed between the install when it's written to fstab and the first reboot
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

Return to “Installation & Boot”