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Old 08-22-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
donvitopt
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EMBASSY Trust Suite causes GRUB error 17


Hello everybody. I use a DELL Latitude D830 with dual-boot configuration -- Fedora Core 8 (by default) and Windows XP -- using GRUB as boot-loader.

I recently installed EMBASSY Trust Suite by Wave. Ever since, whenever I turn my computer on, I get this annoying 'GRUB Error 17' (at stage 1.5) message right after typing in the password that "unlocks" my hard-drive. However, if I reboot the computer without shutting it down, GRUB proceeds as usual, booting FC8.

I tried to get rid of the first message by installing GRUB again, but it doesn't seem to work. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 08-22-2008, 08:47 PM   #2
aus9
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well there are 2 main options

get rid of that ms program.....hmmm but you spent money on it?

or having a cursory look at this,
http://www.wave.com/products/esc.asp

you may elect to overwrite xp bootloader back into mbr and then mod it to chainload from xp to grub placed into the root partition.

pretending partitions were

c /dev/sda1
linux /dev/sda2

use your technique to boot into linux (or have a live cd)

Code:
su
grub
root (hd0,1)
setup (hd0,1)
quit
Do not proceed past this point unless you see that grub has found its files and you have a message on last line saying succeeded.

Naturally change that hd0,1 to something else depending on where you put the linux /boot partition or sub-folder to /

then grab a copy of the bootloader

dd if=/dev/sda2 of=/media/usb/linux.bin bs=512 count=1

change media to whatever you mount usb sticks to or floppy?

If you have ms partition mounted already in your fstab you can write it to that, eg
of=/mnt/sda1 etc



2) Then use xp cd to fixmbr to put xp bootloader into mbr
then follow this guide
http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux...w2k-HOWTO.html

so you are in xp after booting from xp bootloader and then you import off the usb stick etc the image of the linux bootloader.

You should use admin powers to modify the bootini file and you may need to change its attributes before doing so.

You may want to do some reading research before the attempt and know how to use a live cd to rescue grub if the xp way fails.

good luck
 
Old 08-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
tangosixfour
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Exact same problem!

Hi, I'm hoping the creator of this thread still uses this site. I currently have the exact same problem except I do not know how to reboot from the grub error screen so currently cannot do anything. If you can let me know how to reboot from the error screen it will solve all my problems! Please help! Thanks.
 
  


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