Resizing Linux partition results in GRUB Error 17 fix

I'm currently using Ubuntu 9.10, for some android development projects. For some extra storage space, I tried to resize the root partition (ext2). To do this, I've booted using the Live CD, then resized the harddisk partition using GParted. Easy.

The process took a while - after completion I've rebooted, but got this message:
"GRUB Loading stage1.5."
"GRUB loading, please wait...
Error 17"
grub error 17

To fix this, you need to boot using the Live CD again. In a terminal window, type:

  2. grub

you'll get a new prompt grub> . There type:

  2. grub> find /boot/stage1
  3. Error 15: File not found

If this fails , you'll need to try finding the grub config in /boot/grub/stage1:

  2. grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
  3. (hd0, 4)
  4. grub> root (hd0, 4)
  5. grub> setup (hd0)
  6. Checking...
  7. ...
  8. ...
  9. Done.

You'll need to use your own config, as displayed by grub find (hdX, Y).
Reboot and you're done!

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