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Re: Grub error 17

Clive Menzies wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Introduction.html
> http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/grub/grub.htm
Thanks very much, I found a cleaner solution, I removed the windows disk and
did a clean reinstall, amazing, in 40 minutes I had a working desktop, I
may add the windows disk back to the machine later, but for now this is
just fine

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