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,