First off, I am not too skilled with unix/linux OS, but I know some stuff. I have a laptop with W7 and Mandriva on it. It had GRUB from the mandriva install I guess. Anyways, i deleted that partition, and made a new one getting ready for a new ubuntu install.
Whenever I turn on the laptop, it gets a GRUB Loading .... Error 17. And it wont do anything.
I read somewhere to try to use a live usb to be able to change the HDA? When I did this with my W7 Desktop (other PC completely) the flash drive didn't do anything, it said there was no bootable OS. I had used http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/ Pendrives usb installer. I put the USB back into my desktop, and it won't read, I assume since the MBR changed? I tried to use another flash drive, and it got errors during the process, 202 errors in pendrive. Then it wouldnt recognize that now. I have no access to my laptop. How can I fix my GRUB or get past it? Now I can't read either USB device on my desktop.
Thank you in advance for any and all help!