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Old 05-19-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
rahool.linux
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Unhappy grub error 17


hi, i am a newbie in linux.
some problem occurred with x server and i tried reinstalling ubuntu.
but now i am facing more problems.
it is saying
"GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait . . .
Error 17"
i cant even see the grub menu.
i tried reinstalling it many times but in vain.
what should i do now.i am working on a linux related project and want to fix my pc as soon as possible.please reply as soon as possible.
 
Old 05-19-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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1. It sounds like you probably want to re-install.

2. Download and make a physical copy of the Ubuntu Live CD. You can experiment - and make sure your hardware is compatible - *without* necessarily installing on your hard drive until you're ready:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCD

3. Finally, look at this:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=442945

'Hoped that helps .. PSM

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Old 05-19-2009, 09:59 AM   #3
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Cannot mount selected partition
This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.
I would suggest you use your install CD, load it, open a terminal and post the output of command: sudo fdisk -l, this will give partition information. I'm assuming Ubuntu is not your only OS? Also post the contents of the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
 
  


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