how to fix grub

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Fri Jun 18 14:53:16 UTC 2010


On 06/18/2010 10:39 PM, Dave Howorth wrote:
> Goh Lip wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:27:21 +0800, Matthias Andersson


> Well, there may be a more fundamental issue. If the BIOS is set to allow
> booting from USB devices and if it is set to give them priority over a
> permanent disk (and that would normally be the case) then the BIOS won't
> try to run grub, it will try to run whatever the USB gives it,
> presumably whatever's in the MBR of the USB disk.
>
> So the first thing is to set the BIOS to not boot from USB devices. Or
> if the OP needs to be able to do that, then grub needs to be installed
> on the USB disks.
>
> Cheers, Dave

Yes, Dave, that's true and that may be the more fundamental reason 
Matthias cannot boot. Good to point this out.

Cheers - Goh Lip

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