Originally Posted by Junior Hacker
Sounds to me like you failed to mention that you shrunk your Windows partition and created a new partition with the new free space which was before your Linux / partition. So, why not reverse this disastrous move and boot up Linux and Windows to back up your data before trying it again with a better plan?. Delete the new partition, you might not have to use up the free space if your Linux partitions did not get moved in the process. Then again, the size of your Windows partition has changed in the MBR partition information, so that might create a problem, chances are it won't.
i already did delete the second partition i made thinking i could reverse my mistake but it didnt work, i would still get the same error 17 from grub.
i did manage to get windows back, forgot to set it back to bootable under fdisk.
how can i get back into my root partition from a live cd to edit the files. i tried a couple cds i had lying around but cant figure out how to do this?