Grub error 17 Fedora 6 & WinXP dual boot
I was running FC-3 and XP quite for sometime in my box. I have two HDDs ( 1 40Gb & 1 20Gb)but the both the OS are on hda (40Gb. I downloaded FC-6 iso images through torrent and prepared 5 CDs with ISO. While I first time tried to install it, after checking boxes for Software development and web server, it reported somekind of bug and shutdown. Then I opted for Office and Software DEvelopment and this time it reported that the it can't open some rpm file from the 3rd CD. So, Once again I restarted and opted for only office and this time the installation went smoothly with grub bootloader on 1st partition of Hda6 as default( as was earlier in FC-3). But after rebooting, it says Loading Grub, please wait.. Error No.17. I had downloaded the ZOD FC6 LiveCD but that also gives some gnome error message and after reaching the desktop screen it froze. What's going wrong and why so, I am realy not able to figure out. Any suggestion will be highly appreciated as I can't work on XP either.
P.S. setup (hd0,8) tells me that the hd8 format is unknown and fdisk -l says the hda9 as 8e instead of ext3 like other linux partitions. I can't figure out really what is happening.
Last edited by R N Ghosh; 01-19-2007 at 04:59 AM.