Grub Error 17 · Oct 24, 2007
Note: if this tutorial doesn’t help you, possibly because
fdiskreports your known Linux partition correctly as Linux, you might also try my Grub Error 13 with Grub Error 17 tutorial.
I just had an interesting time with trying to boot into Linux on my PC. Last night, I noticed my
/boot/grub/menu.lstfile had gotten overwritten when I performed some Ubuntu updates. This meant I had to add in configuration to allow Windows to boot, and since I didn’t have a backup of my old, working configuration–mistake number 1–I looked online. I found something that looked like it would work, even though it had Grub’s
unhidecommands in the configuration–mistake number 2. I rebooted and successfully got into Windows.