GRUB error 16

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  1. enhu

    enhu New Member

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    I did reformat my harddrive through gparted and again install mint. But I was surprised that I get a GRUB error 16.
    I've searched for the fix of this error but they suggest about using Windows CD to fix MBR. the problem is that I don't have a Windows CD at all.

    I reformatted everything in my drive and do fresh install. it work for a bit but after rebooting, error 16 of grub once again prompt. How do you repair a GRUB error 16?

  2. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    What looks like happened is that grub is trying to use something it thinks is there and has now changed..
    I have read of ppl fixing it by using a windows cd to overwrite the MBR to what it used to be (fdisk /mbr in command prompt in windows.. or fixmbr)..

    Have you tried rebuilding grub? You can boot from a livecd..

    Install a new grub:
    [xcode=shell]
    grub-install /dev/sda
    [/xcode]

    Then rebuild your boot menu
    [xcode=shell]
    grub-update
    [/xcode]
  3. enhu

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    It work once again but after a reboot there's a harddisk error saying
    and boot again with the grub error 16.

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