Grub on CD?

Bob Hentges bob at
Mon Jul 18 11:06:49 UTC 2005

shelagh wrote:
> I installed ubuntu a few days ago and thru' absent mindedness, laziness.
> call it what you will, I left the cd in the drive. When I booted up
> tonight without the cd I got a message grub loading "Error 16". When I
> tried to reboot with the cd in thinking to go into rescue mode, it started
> up sweetly. Does this mean grub is on the cd? Will I have to use it as a
> boot cd, or surely there is a recipe for moving it on to the harddrive. 
> Another explanation might be; hardware misconfiguration? I had to lend my
> graphix card to my son and hacked the xorg.conf file to use the onbord sis
> card. Maybe the cd grub can cope but not the harddrive grub?

Well, if you can boot up into your installed system, when using the cd, 
you could use grub-install to put grub to your MBR.

Bob Hentges a.k.a. maradong

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