Grub Error 17

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Tue Mar 28 15:27:37 UTC 2006

Luca Manganelli wrote:
> Hi,
> I encountered this problem with GRUB installing Ubuntu 5.10 on a
> Celeron 500Mhz machine with Windows 98SE (FAT32). I made a second
> partition (4GB).
> I installed ubuntu in server mode (by typing "server" at cd boot). But
> when it's on "GRUB" step, it installs it.
> When I reboot, the GRUB gives me an 17 error and refuses to continue.
> I watched many thread in but none of them helped me.
> --
> "Work only as many hours as you can be productive and only as many hours as
>  you can sustain."  - Kent Beck, in "Extreme Programming Explained"
iirc grub 17 can be fixed by changing the hard drive from 'autodetct' to
 real values using the 'hdd auto detection' in most bios', or by hand.
when the real values are in, it should boot up again

Karl Goetz
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