Moving bootloaader from MBR to ubuntu root partitiion

Trey Sizemore trey at
Fri Nov 19 22:08:00 UTC 2010

On Nov 19, 2010, at 12:18 PM, Goh Lip wrote:

> On Saturday 20,November,2010 01:10 AM, Trey Sizemore wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-11-20 at 00:54 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>>> On Saturday 20,November,2010 12:44 AM, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>> So, use force:)
>>>> sudo grub-install --force /dev/sda1
>>> assuming your /boot is in / at  /dev/sda1
>> Thanks.  It appears that the operation worked, but when I reboot the
>> machine, I still get the grub list of OS's and can boot into Ubuntu.
>> Is there a way to tell where the bootloader is currently installed?  I
>> would have assumed that I would have had nothing on the MBR at this
>> point until the install of the 3rd party bootloader (GAG).
>> -Trey
> Welcome. Easiest (laziest) is to see the first entry of the grub menu; 
> that's where the bootloader is from.
> It appears you have not installed GAG yet, so the mbr is still from 
> ubuntu - sda1. I don't know if GAG can now boot into grub2 directly, or 
> if that fails, you can always use chainload (I think there's a chainload 
> facility)
> Good luck and take care - Goh Lip

Thanks.  It's working now as expected.


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