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    Exclamation [SOLVED] GRUB Erorrs 17/22


    I'd like to thank anyone who can even attempt to help me with this. There are a lot of posts addressing this issue, though none have been able to fix it for me.

    A few weeks ago I installed open-suse and found it very annoying to use, mostly because I could not establish an internet connection. I really did not want to give up on Linux so when I saw the new Ubuntu notebook distro I downloaded it. Realizing that I should get rid of the Open-Suse partitions first I removed them with Vista, without realizing that I didn't deal with GRUB. When I rebooted to install Ubuntu, GRUB gave me error 22 (though it jumps back from 17 and 22.) I changed my boot order with BIOS so that I could get into the Ubuntu setup, but the console would not work (as it was merely the trial.) I installed Ubuntu but cannot access it other than via my flash drive (which brings me to the pre-installer that opened originally.)

    Now some of the solutions I read involved getting Vista/Ubuntu boot disks. I do not have any Vista boot disks, as it came preinstalled, and I cannot find any online. When I use the flash drive that contains Ubuntu I get the problem encountered above. Basically I'm at a loss and really need my laptop tonight and should not have fooled around so carelessly.

    I really don't want to have this detract from my trying of Linux, as this was my own fault, but I can't try it if I can't boot it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    P.S. I tried supergrubdisk and it does not seem to work, as it boots normally (despite making BIOS book from CDROM first) and I still get error 17.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I mounted supergrub as a data cd instead of as an image

    I think I have it under control now, thanks to the forums. Keep up the good work, guys.

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    GRUB error 17 means it doesn't recognize filesystem, 22 means no such partition. Google is your friend. GRUB Manual - Error messages reported by GRUB
    Stage2 errors - GNU GRUB Manual 0.97
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    I understood the error and read the fixes, it's just that none of them worked.

    Or so I thought. It's all sewn up now.

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    Glad to hear it. I hope you enjoy your experiences despite the hurdles along the way.
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