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Re: Grub error 17

On (02/08/05 13:45), Martin Smith wrote:
> I am new to debian and have just installed sarge on to a 160g sata disk
> on an Asus P5P800, when it came to installing grub I wnt for the choice
> of installing it on that disk but it said it ws not able to, so I let
> it install on the primary master which has win2k, however on a restart
> I just got grub error 17 and then nothing....
> No problem restoring the windows bootsector and I have installed grub
> on a floppy, but I would rather have it on one of the internal drives.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction to rectify this.

You need to install grub on the MBR which is the one that normally boots
windows.  In your menu.lst you need to chainload windows and make sure
that the kernel and initrd.img are correctly referenced.

Can you post the output of:

cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
cat /etc/fstab
ls -l /boot

Or check the following out:



> A second problem, I installed X and kde, which also installed the
> 2.6.x kernel, if I try to boot from that it panics over /dev/console
> not found, any clues in that direction would be useful

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