Grub error 17

Jonathan Zeppettini jonzep at
Tue Feb 27 21:11:51 UTC 2007

Check your BIOS to see what the boot priority is. Could be that USB
has been placed ahead of your internal SATA disk.

On 2/27/07, Mike <mlnx at> wrote:
> I have a dual boot using grub. The system has sda for XP, sdb for Linux
> (sdb4 common Fat32 partition). Both drives are internal SATA.  I also
> have a (usb) scsi external drive. If it is 'on' when grub loads, I get
> error 17.  I also get an error 17 if a usb memory stick is connected.
> If no usb external drives are connect/on, grub works normally. Any ideas?
> Mike
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