New installation failing to take over from old installation

Chris Green cl at
Thu Jan 3 12:34:30 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jan 03, 2013 at 10:32:14AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> 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.
Well it says it's found 'other' operating systems (which are the old
Ubuntu 11.10 installation) and that if this is all then it's safe to
install Grub on the MBR.  So I say 'yes'.

However the result seems to be that I get the *old* grub still.  I'll
just go and say 'Yes' to installing Grub on the MBR and see what the
result is.

Chris Green

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