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Old 05-29-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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Grub error Need Help fixing grub

I installed Fiesty and before I did I set up 2 partitions on a slave drive and left some free space. Ubuntu didn't seem to like the free space and wanted to resize windows partition I made instead.
So I let it and all was fine.
So while in windows this am I made a partition in the free space left on my slave drive.
Now Grub gives error 17.
Thats it !
I tried to load windows repair but for some reason the darn thing won't accept the admin password . So I can't even log in to windows and do a MBR fix
Is there a way to fix the Grub install with a floppy
Old 05-29-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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You fix grub by editing /boot/grub/menu.lst file. To do that you need to boot the system with linux, and then use a text editor to modify and save the file. On the Fiesty install CD there are other options besides install. One should allow you to boot as a live CD. Once you are booted, you will probably have to mount the partition where the /boot is. There are plain text editors to run and change the file.

I suspect you have messed up the partitioning, by what you have said.

You should be able to restore the MBR if you have your Windows CD. You boot it as an install CD and ask for a command prompt. It has been a very long time since I did it. Search the board for a How-To or have a look in the Wiki for instructions on restoring the MBR. That will get windoze booting, ( assuming the windoze partitions are not screwed up ) but won't fix linux.
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I tried booting fiesty and it loads but it won't mount any drives .
I'm more use to setting up suse . First time with Ubuntu .
I'm going to try the XP repair one more time and see if it works . If so I will reformat the slave drive and reinstall fiesty from scratch.

When it was running for some reason I could not mount a NTFS or fat partition. It always had some error that I had no permission to mount the drive even though I had set permissions to everyone.


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