General :: Reinstalled Fedora / Getting Grub Loader Error 17?
Jul 15, 2010
I had Fedora 12 and windwos 7 installed,today i reinstalled windows, and when i restart i dont get anymore the boot menu to choose between linux and windwos and i tried to reinstalled fedora but i am getting this error Grub Loader error 17,what can i do to solve this problem,i am new to linux
Computer StatisticsiMac (Model No. A1225) Dual Boots Mac OS X Partition Layout/dev/sda1 = EFI /dev/sda2 = Macintosh HD (HFS Format with Journaling) Free Space (32 GB) I had the linux installation program automatically partition the free space into three partitions. I forget what they were, but I know they are correct.
I tried doing a rescue installation, and reinstalled it many times with different settings. I even tried a manual partition according to instructions from the internet and reinstalling the grub boot-loader onto different partitions. I have reinstalled it at least 5 times!
I tried to install Open Office following a guide in OpenOffice.org but after several attempts debian refused to boot properly. I decided to re-install Debian 5.0. When we came to the installation of the boot loader GRUB refused to be installed. I stopped the installation expecting to go back to the beginning. But now it tries to boot saying:Grub loading stage 1.5.
Grub loading, please wait... Error 15
This is an old Toshiba 3110 with Windows 98SE installed which I have successfully customized and do not want to loose. What can I do to get back into W98SE and then re-install Debian properly?
I have a laptop with windows vista installed on the internal hardrive.Last March I installed wanted to start to use linux so I brought a separate external hardrive partitioned it to enable media storage on one section and installed ubuntu on the other half. It works fine and so does the windows vista on my internal hardrive, however I have to have the hardrive plugged in to boot.Until now this hasnt bothered me, however I've recently started to take my laptop into university and cannot switch it off unless I have the external hardrive with me as I cannot switch it on without it.With it plugged in it loads up GRUB and then gives me the option to load either Ubuntu or windows vista, however if it is not plugged in when I power up it says GRUB loader failed.It also occured to me that if for some reason my external hardrive fails in the future I wont be able to use my laptop anymore.Has the installation of ubuntu (and GRUB) altered the MBR? Is there some way I can edit the settings so that I can load windows vista without the hardrive plugged in, and then if it is plugged in I get the choice which one to load?
00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2)Linux rpmL 184.108.40.206-170.2.68.fc10.86_64 #1 SMP Wed May 20 22:47:23 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linuxere my predicamenti got a HP pavilion laptop running that Nvidia graphics card, on that build. So it was a fresh FC10 install, but it would hang up, and only load if i hit the keypad/mouse, which it still does. Eventually it gets to the shell login screen. root login and i then did a yum update, which got me to the current build. that didnt work. NO x window still.
tried startx again, got me an error. found something that said add "vga=ask" to the grub loader, which still loads into shell, but when i do startx, it made me a xorg.conf.new, which i copied into /etc/X11 rebooted and tried again. still have to move the mouse or keypad for the load to start (no idea y) but it loads to shell, and startx works.
I have a Windows 7 OS installed as my main OS, it installed on its own HDD with 3 other data storage drives.
On my 5th drive I installed a copy of OpenSUSE 11.02 to see if I like it. I have decided I don't wish to keep it so I reformatted the drive while in Win7. Of course on restart I got the Grub 1.5 Error 22. All my HDD's are seperate and there are no partitions.
I have had to reinstall OpenSUSE just to get my PC to boot.
All I want to is remove OpenSUSE from my computer without losing my Win 7 install.
My Win 7 install disc fails to recognise my Win 7 so I can not get the recovery command prompt/repair options.
Can someone explain in say 5 simple steps to get back my original MBR so I can boot straight to Windows as I can't seem to find a guide that actually explains what to do. Either by doing it in OpenSUSE 11.02 or Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
I have a dual boot Vista/ Kubuntu and my vista SP2 has made both my vista and kubuntu unable to boot completely. I've been through many steps to recover vista but no restore point works and such so I am going to use my Toshiba recovery partition to reinstall but what I'm wondering is if after I do that will the grub loader be affected and give me the error 22? The two are on separate partitions and I've been meaning to get rid of Kubuntu from my laptop since I have it on my pc
I am unable to get a knoppix poor mans install to boot using grub and opensuse 11.3. I have tried the same method on another box, same opensuse 11.3 and it boots fine. However, no matter what partition I put the knoppix files in on the problem box, it is the same error. I also have several opensuse kernels listed in the grub menu that were added when the kernel was updated, so the knoppix grub entry is off the screen. I have to down arrow to list the knoppix entry. I read that with this kind of error using ubunto as the host system, that running update-grub will force grub to look for bootable kernels and add it to the menu of boot choices. Does the same fix apply to opensuse 11.3? I have two versions of puppy linux working on this box as a poor mans install, so I am at a loss why it will not see the knoppix kernel. Can it be a problem of too many kernels listed in the menu.lst file? This box is a live update from opensuse 11.0.
I used proprietary software (acronis trueimage) to clone an Opensuse 11.1 machine, onto another machine with somewhat distinct hardware (different motherboard, less memory). I expected to have to change entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst, /etc/fstab, etc. I was told a good way to do this was to use the Opensuse DVD's "repair installed system" feature.
When I ran the repair, I was informed that "bootloader configuration file contains errors". I attempted to re-install the bootloader, but received this unhelpful error: "An error occurred during boot loader installation. Retry boot loader configuration?". When I boot the system, I just see the text "GRUB ", followed by a flashing underscore character.
I reinstalled windows and now my grub is gone. On the officaLubuntu help page thing [URL] and this one i found on howtogeek [URL]. Which on should i use? And how do discover if my ubuntu partion is hda(0,0) or hda(0,1)? Sorry for the longness of the link, i dont know if it is the forum or my ipod, but i couldn't make a better hyperlink.
I'm relatively new to linux. I got fedora 11 working as a dual boot on my computer a few months back. I accepted all Fedora updates yesterday. Powered down my computer at the end of the day, and today it won't run fedora. It gets into the grub loader and there is an extra kernel (Fedora 220.127.116.11-99.fc11.i586, Fedora 18.104.22.168-96.fc11.i586, Fedora 22.214.171.124-167.fc11.i586, Windows). Clicking on any of the kernels to load linux starts it up, the bar at the bottom of the screen goes from blue to white and fedora 11 lights up, but then the screen goes blank and I am never given the option to login. If I select the windows loader, I am able to get into windows. I have pressed escape or removed the quiet line in the loader, but haven't seen any errors on loading.
My laptop has two hard drives with XP on the first and Ubuntu 10.10 on the second. Everything was going fine until I decided to reformat and reinstall XP on the first hard drive. Now, when I get to the GRUB screen and select XP, nothing happens. When I originally installed Ubuntu,I had to go into the BIOS and change the boot order to the second hard drive in order to get GRUB, but I could still boot into XP. Now the only way to boot into XP is to go back into BIOS and change the boot order back to the first hard drive. I only use XP for AutoCAD, but I would like for GRUB to work properly. I already tried "sudo update-grub" and it didn't change anything.
I found myself with a deactivated version of windows and after trying everything my only solution was to do a clean install of windows 7 service pack one, so I did this everything worked fine but then the windows bootloader tookover again, so I used this method to fix that:
now is after doing this and reinstalling grub, when I select Win7 in grub I get the no such device error, so I'm pissed because now I can't boot windows when I was just getting back to normal, the good news is I can still boot ubuntu with nothing but a minor graphics error on the way in but that doesn't effect anything anyway.
I got the grub loader to work finally. The problem is it does not always display at initial boot or a restart. I have seen the selection menu but it doesn't always appear. I have it set to point to windows so that my wife can hit enter when she gets a blank screen.
What I like is to install Fedora13,Win7,WinXp, and Musix. One HD 1.5TB Ilike on that is win7 and Fedora13,the other one with 400GB WinXP and Musix. What should I do so I can setup on GRUB. How can I set up like that.
As I attempted to uninstall an MP3 decoder through the command line, I may have also uninstalled the boot loader to Fedora 13. I entered the command to uninstall the program as su - , left for a second, and upon my return I noticed a lot of things were being uninstalled. After canceling the process I turned of my computer and now when I try to start it, my computer freezes after the Fedora icon appears on the blue screen. After looking through the online manuals, I think I uninstalled the GRUB boot loader. I've been trying to reinstall it through the image on the DVD, but it keeps getting stuck on the blue screen. I use a Toshiba satellite with no partitions.
I just finished my Windows 7 reinstall, and I go to reboot into Linux, and there's not grub loader. I go into a live CD and get into the grub prompt. Here's what I got: sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) Error 17: Cannot mound selected partition
As for additional information, my fstab is listed below: aufs / aufs rw 0 0 tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0 /dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
I just installed Fedora 11 (I installed over the Fedora 10 installation I had already installed)..
-Before I would have Grub give the choice of Fedora 10 or Windows (Where Windows would load the Win Boot loader for my options of Windows 7 and Windows Vista)
-NOW: I have the same options.. But when i select Windows (It loads the Recovery partition) instead of the Windows Boot Loader...
Here is my fdisk -l
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 192 1536000 27 Unknown Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda2 192 5414 41943040 7 HPFS/NTFS Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary. code....
I installed Fedora 14 alongside windows, overwriting my old Ubuntu 10 partition. Unfortunately, now the GRUB loader only recognizes my Fedora partition and the built-in windows recovery utility partition. I checked the disc utility and my windows partition still definitely exists, I just can't seem to boot into it.
In my system i am using fedora13 unfortunately grub loader(partition deleted) file has gone ,now its not booting the system,some one is saying is install again fedora in same place
what i am thinking is: 1)we will use live cd, 2)open terminal(in live command will work or not ,i typed but its asking you should be root) 3)we will take grub source code from net ,then we will compile it in same path(i think in fedora grub.8.gz), then is it working
On the boot up to the Grub loader screen my monitor (Acer X193w) displays a "screen resolution not supported" message in a floating window, even though the Grub screen itself is displayed. It appears as a flattened rectangle, like wide screen format films on a TV (black bar top and bottom), the floating message on top of it. Once Debian is selected and boots, obviously my xorg.conf takes over and sets the 1440X900 resolution and everything is fine. But the Grub start up bothers me. How do I set the resolution of the Grub loader screen?
i have a Computer with windows vista and Ubuntu dual booted, the thing is i upgraded to win 7 and now the grub loader doesn't show up. Ive tried all the usual fixes but i cant fix it all i need is a CD ore something to get me into the Linux install
Does anyone knows how to remove files from grub loader.BTW i found some tutorials but they don`t seem to work.I`ve tried Alt+F2 then I`ve edited this command: gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst but it doesn`t seem to work what do I do?
I successfully installed Fedora 11 from the DVD iso. At the end, the installation program prompts me to reboot the system. But when the boot loader appears after rebooting, there are only the old entries.
I have 2 IDE disks and one sata disk. The first IDE disk is hd0, the second IDE is hd1. The SATA disk is hd2. In the setup, I selected hd0 to install grub. Fedora 11 was installed on the SATA disk (hd2). I forgot to say, that Fedora 10 is on /dev/sda and Fedora 9 on /dev/sdb
I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing happens. How do I get into grub loader to change the password? Acually no grub menu is shown when it starts.
I have a mini tower that started life using only Windows XP, I converted it to dual boot Umbuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. So far, so good, since I was using a ps2 mouse and keyboard. My problem started when I converted to wireless keyboard and mouse.....the bios recognizes the keyboard, both operating systems recognize the keyboard and mouse....BUT!!, the grub loader recognizes neither. Now, I can get around this problem by 1. letting Umbuntu load by default or unplugging the USB connection device for the keyboard and mouse and replugging my old ps2 keyboard long enough to boot to the system that I want to use.