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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Repair and recovery tools continue to be difficult for inexperienced, and often experienced, users. Most top distros come with a Live CD that allow you to boot into a desktop and also install from it. That's great, but it should be just as easy to repair an existing installation. Unfortunately it's not so easy.
I upgraded a Kubuntu Feisty system to the latest packages this morning, rebooted, and received an error from Grub. There was no explaination other than "Error 17." Based on that most users should realize that Grub has a problem and needs to be fixed. The problem is figuring out how to repair it.
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