how to fix grub

Goh Lip gohlip at
Fri Jun 18 14:49:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, 18 Jun 2010 22:39:06 +0800, Dave Howorth  
<dhoworth at> wrote:

> 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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