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Well i was being a idot and i tried to install backtrack via this methold


My computer wouldn't boot up after i installed bt4 via unetbootin on my windows xp partition

Well in this tutorial i dont think that they had another partition running ubunto netbook remix

right now my netbook is getting grub error 17. Im a linux version and i havent got around to messing around with grub yet because of all my various projects. What i think is happening is that grub on my xp partion with bt4 files is confused with my UNR partition please help.

I think a possible solution is to boot via usb and delete some shit but i dont really know i also don't really want to install windows on my netbook seeing as i do not own a external DVD reader

thnx :lol:

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What happened was you never updated the grub on the backtrack partition. Whenever you install a O/S and try doing dual boots if always have to update the grub. You're best bet will be to boot into a live backtrack and run the following:

- fdisk /dev/sda

- Once you're in disk, enter e[x]tra/expert mode, [f]ix the partition order, then [w]rite the table and exit.

- You can verify that the partition table was indeed fixed by issuing an fdisk -l

Now if this doesn't work then again boot into a live backtrack and run the following:

cd /

mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /mnt

mount -t proc proc /mnt/proc

mount -t sysfs sys /mnt/sys

mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev

chroot /mnt /bin/bash

Edit the: <vi or nano> /boot/grub/menu.lst

then type:

cd /

umount -a


cd /

umount -a


IF ALL ELSE FAILS.... again boot into the live cd and type:

sudo grub

find /boot/grub/stage1

<locate your boot partition>

<Replace the (hd0,0) by your boot partition number>

setup (hd0)


Hope this helps.

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Sorry for the double post

I tried the last method but it says that /boot/grub/stage1 does not exist

i can clearly see the stage1 for my xp partition

i just dont know but im positive that file does exist

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