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May 1st, 2008, 06:52 AM
Hi all,
I just now entered into the world of open source.
and Unbuntu really made me crazy.

So i downloaded the latest version of Unbuntu 8.04 and installed into my system.Now iam facing some problem with it, which is described below.

My hard disk capacity : 250 GB IDE
I have partioned the drive in manner below.
1. Drive C: 40 GB NTFS Win Xp installed
2. Drive D: CDROM
3. Drive E: 100 GB NTFS Movies, songs, etc
4. Drive F: 40 GB NTFS for Back up
5. 20 GB Linux Swap
6. 40 GB Linux Ext3

I have successfully installed the ubuntu in Linux Ext3 partion.
When i booted it first time and GRUB menu flashed and i entered into Ubuntu. I was really happy that i installed it properly.

Again i rebooted the system and entered into Win XP from GRUB screen without any prob.

However the problem started thereafter, again i restarted my system, unfortunately GRUB menu flashes with the ERROR 17 and its not booted to any OS either Win xp or Ubuntu.

Inorder to loginto Win XP, i tried repairing it using Win Xp CD. I have restored my MBR and able to log into Win XP now.

But i was unable to log into my Favorite "UBUNTU" since i was not able to get GRUB screen.

Could anyone of u provide me the solution for it.
Eagerly awaiting for it.


May 1st, 2008, 07:02 AM
Namaste Arun, and welcome to Ubuntu.

First of all, you dont need a 20GB swap partition. 2GB is enough.

Did you do anything in Xp that could have caused this problem?

May 1st, 2008, 07:59 AM
Hi iSplicer,
When i partioned it, i didnt actually understand Linux Swap space.

After installation, i was browsing through the forum to solve the issue, i came to know that 2Gb is enough for Swap.

ok..now into the issue.
I didnt do anything in the windows.

i think, i just want to install only the boot loader now and configure it to understand both WinXp and Ubuntu.

Pls let me know how to do the same


El King
May 1st, 2008, 08:17 AM
Run the live cd and do the steps mentioned here

This will restore ur grub into ur MBR again