re grub error 17

Ray Burke rayburke30 at
Wed Jan 21 19:57:01 UTC 2009

I am sorry as kost of my questions on the forum go astray!!!!!when I boot from the backup disk it just continually says gub, but this was a 
clonned copy thru ghost 3 of the main xp pro??
do I do this $ df /boot when in K and with just my xp pro drive and linux drive?????

Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:04:04 +0100Subject: Re: re grub error 17From: Herve at lucidia.netTo: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.comHello Ray,Re-posting to the list in case it might help others... was sent to personal e-mail.I - Booting with the backup disks onIf your system boots ok with the backups off and does not when they're on, then my guess is that you have two grubs:* one on the main hard drive (the one you want)* at least one on the backups (the one[s] you don't)and that your system boots by default from the backup. This, as you probably know, can be changed in the BIOS settings, under the boot section (its location depends on your BIOS).II - Error 17The reason why grub gives error 17 is due to the difference between the partition layout in the backup disk[s] and the original disk. For example, Linux's boot partition maybe on partition /dev/sda3 on the original disk and /dev/sda1 on the backup disk[s]. To find out your boot partition, type this:$ df /bootwhich gives me (/boot is not a separate partition on my laptop - yet):/dev/sda8             52506748   3838592  46000968   8% /I hope this can help a bit. Do not hesitate to ask again if I can be of help.Hervé
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