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    jlbethuram NNTP User

    Default I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    I am new to all of this and I do not know much so if any very simple help can be given i would appreciate it. I am on a live CD of openSUSE 11.0 kde4.0 and I have vista that is supposed to be double booted but all i get is grub boot error 17. I am not sure how to properly mount the HD.

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    Default Re: I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jlbethuram View Post
    I am new to all of this and I do not know much so if any very simple help can be given i would appreciate it. I am on a live CD of openSUSE 11.0 kde4.0 and I have vista that is supposed to be double booted but all i get is grub boot error 17. I am not sure how to properly mount the HD.
    Hello jlbethuram, welcome to the Forums.
    Grub error 17 occurs when Grub does not recognise the filesystem on the partition it is directed at; e.g. if it's ntfs.

    Is this the situation: you had vista on a drive and installed openSUSE off of a live DVD onto the drive in a multiboot with vista?
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    jlbethuram NNTP User

    Default Re: I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    well exactly how this happend is i had vista originally on the computer and installed linux mint 5.0. Everything was working fine until i came back after some updates and it was just on the screen grub boot error 17. I truly don't know how it got there. I just had a copy of the live cd for openSUSE 11.0 kde 4.0, laying around hence the reason i'm on it.

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    jlbethuram NNTP User

    Default Re: I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    Also when I try to change to bootloader options to boot from MBR it gives me this.

    GNU GRUB version 0.97 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

    [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
    lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
    completions of a device/filename. ]
    grub> setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0)

    Error 12: Invalid device requested
    grub> quit

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    Default Re: I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    Suggest you read here
    GRUB Boot Multiboot openSUSE Windows (2000, XP, Vista) using the Grub bootloader.

    If you actually have Linux Mint installed. Doesn't it have a repair feature on the install DVD?
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    Default Re: I need help on exactly how to fix grub boot error 17!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jlbethuram View Post
    well exactly how this happend is i had vista originally on the computer and installed linux mint 5.0. Everything was working fine until i came back after some updates and it was just on the screen grub boot error 17. I truly don't know how it got there. I just had a copy of the live cd for openSUSE 11.0 kde 4.0, laying around hence the reason i'm on it.
    You can't use the tutorial by Swerdna referenced by me and caf4926 for repairing the bootloader if you have only Mint installed. Instead you could use the Libve DVD of Suse to reinstall Grub. Maybe it would work, maybe not.
    You boot to Suse Live and open a console and enter su to become the root user, then enter these two commands:
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    grub
    find /boot/grub/stage1
    Report back here what it returns for the second command
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