Grub error 17

Ouattara Oumar Aziz wattazoum at
Tue Feb 27 21:13:45 UTC 2007

Mike a écrit :
> 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

when you put and usb disk on the boot, since all of your disks are SATA 
, the mapping changes and I guess the usb disk becomes sda and internals 
move to sdb and sdc .

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