i keep getting this error when i'm using grub. error 17. i always get errors when i try to boot to my linux. here is my hd partitioning:
hda0 - 80gb windows xp
hdb1 - 1gb swap
hdb2 - 30gb linux
hdb3 - 130 storage
i've tried with slackware, gentoo, and debian. i always get errors when trying to boot to hdb2. even when i put hdb as my primary with grub or lilo on the MBR there. with grub i get error 17, with lilo i just get L 99 99 99 .... etc. i tried putting hdb into a friends computer and booting it, and it worked fine! i even tried flashing my BIOS and all sorts of things. none of them worked. what's going on here?? why wont it work? i tried removing my hard ware to just the bare minimum and booting and i still got the error. =/
by the way there doesnt ever appear to be anything wrong with my linux itself. i used slackware for about a year just fine, but i had to boot from the slack install disk every time because of these problems i described above.