View Full Version : [ubuntu] grub loading error 17

September 15th, 2009, 09:41 PM
oh no what now grub loading error 17

September 15th, 2009, 09:44 PM
The last time I had this error the /boot directory was too far "back" on the partition for my MoBo to go read. I'd suggest creating a partition (only need about 100mb if you have multiple kernels) at the beginning of the drive and have it mounted to /boot. This usually happens when you're dual-booting and the /boot drive is on the back end of the drive.

September 15th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Happened to me too.

Re-installation of Ubuntu = Fail

Re-installation of the Acer OEM Recovery Disks = Fail

Solution, for me at least, = Install Windows 7, then fresh basic re-install of Ubuntu

September 15th, 2009, 09:55 PM
i wouldn't even know where to start it has vista on half the drive and jaunty on the other the home folder and music are on separate drives????

September 16th, 2009, 02:32 AM
Did you change boot order in BIOS or change partitioning?

Herman's site on grub error 17

September 16th, 2009, 04:54 PM
no idea what happened i did a clean install of jaunty. since i have a separate hdd for it and for my music. now every thing seems to be fine, i did lock version for firefox and for at least the last two hours no shut downs. i am hesistant to down load any updates even though i have a red arrow down for it. at least i can boot up.