New installation failing to take over from old installation

Chris Green cl at
Thu Jan 3 10:32:14 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 02, 2013 at 04:46:30PM -0700, Aere Greenway wrote:
>    Chris:
>    I am far from an expert on this, but my recent experience seems to
>    indicate you need to put GRUB on the disk that automatically gets booted
>    from. 
>    I have often seen the installer recommend putting it on the secondary
>    drive, which doesn't work. You can't just use what the installer
>    suggests. 
>    What you describe suggests that the installation process put your new GRUB
>    on the other drive, and when you booted, it went to the old GRUB, which
>    was left untouched on the first drive, but where it pointed was no longer
>    a system.   
That's much what I think too but I'm not sure I was given the
opportunity to decide where to put Grub.  I guess I can try once more
(third time lucky!) and concentrate hard on the Grub installation
questions when they come up.

Chris Green

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