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I have installed fedora 16 in my computer where previously I was using OpenSUSE 12.1. After installing fedora 16 the grub loader is some how corrupted. I am getting the grub error - error code 17.
I have two hard disc drive in my system (one is 250 GB and another is 1TB)and installed windows 7 in 250 GB hard disc and Fedora 16 in my second hard disc where I had OpenSUSE earlier. I have choosen the option to use the existing linux partition while installing fedora.
"sudo fdisk -l" shows like below -
Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00400040
When you installed Fedora, did you select to install the Grub bootloader to the master boot record?
If so, to which drive? sda? sdb?
If you use the Fedora CD, mount sdb2 which is probably your boot partition and see what you have there. I dont' have Fedora installed but have installed Fedora 16 and my recollection is that it has both a /boot/grub and a /boot/grub2 directory.
You can get the most detailed information to post here for help by downloading the bootinfoscript, running it and posting the results.txt file here.
That error message is from the original grub. F16 uses grub2.
I would guess the F16 install didn't reformat the /boot but merely used (added to) it. And didn't re-write the MBR.
grub wouldn't be able to handle that LVM - simply writing grub2 to the MBR should fix it.