GRUB stuck in HD, Error 17
Old Compaq Presario 1685 Laptop, HD 4.8 GB
Had win98, some time ago Loaded Ubuntu 8.10, probably without reformating, failed to install & now nothing installs in it.
Tried MSDos 6, FreeDos, Puppy, FluxBuntu etc, all report installed fine but on each case booting on the HD gives:-
"...GRUB Loading stage1.5
Grub Loading, please waite...
After each one FDisk shows
c: Partition 1 PRI Dos 20445mb FAT16 44%
....Partition 2 EXT Dos 2599 56%
Total disk space 4644mb
How can I clear this & probably install something in it. .......nick