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    Default Fixing Grub Error 17 after reinstalling Windows7 on a dual boot laptop

    Good Day,

    Just want to share with you a problem I experianced and I was able to solve by searching the solution.

    I am sure there is another thread in the forum which is discussing the same issue but I want to share my own experiance to give back to the forum.

    Laptop: Sony Viao E Series
    OS: Dual boot: Backtrack4 + Windows 7

    Problem: After re-installing Windows7.When the laptop was rebooted, Grub Error 17 Message appeared.

    Solution:

    1. boot from BackTrack4 Live CD

    2. Start BackTrack normal, then oben a shell.

    3. type the following command:

    4. sudo grub

    5.
    Code:
    find /boot/grub/stage1
    ;
    based on the output you change the red higlighted below in step # 6 and step # 7

    6.
    Code:
    root (hd0,0)
    7.
    Code:
    setup (hd0)
    8.
    Code:
    exit
    reboot the laptop and boot normal, (do not foget to remove the Live CD of course )

    problem was solved.

    I hope this help someone out there.

    reference:

    hXXp://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/reinstall-ubuntu-grub-bootloader-after-windows-wipes-it-out/

    please change the XX to tt

    Regards,

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    Default Re: Fixing Grub Error 17 after reinstalling Windows7 on a dual boot laptop

    thanks for the feedback. keep up the good work....
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    MacPhail

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    Default Re: Fixing Grub Error 17 after reinstalling Windows7 on a dual boot laptop

    Fixes seems like a better place. Especially if others need this.
    Thread moved.
    OP thanks for sharing.
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