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Re: Grub runs upto stage 1.5 & then gives error 17

From: adrian15
Subject: Re: Grub runs upto stage 1.5 & then gives error 17
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 18:51:58 +0100
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Shirish Agarwal escribió:
Hi all,
I have one 80 GB HDD which has Windows XPSP2 (NTFS based) & Ubuntu 6.06 upgraded to Ubuntu 6.10 (ext2). It had GNU GRUB 0.97 running underneath it all. Everything was running fine & suddenly yesterday it gave me error 17. Looking in Grub Legacy came to know tht error 17 means :-


17 : Cannot mount selected partition
   This error is returned if the partition requested exists, but the
   filesystem type cannot be recognized by GRUB.

Now in such should I re-install everything or is there some sorta hack which can make it good without re-installing the whole thing.

You should run fsck with some options from a live cd, try to boot and if
it does not work reinstall grub again. (You can use Super Grub Disk (
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org ) to reinstall it  or follow some
live cd instructions for reinstalling grub that are available in the


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