Grub confusion

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Tue Dec 10 14:56:08 UTC 2013

On 12/09/2013 09:27 PM, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> Running xubuntu 13.04, I have 4 large hard drives on the machine, some
> of which have been used before as boot drives.
> The BIOS tries to use the first one that it can access that also
> contains a bootstrap loader.  I would like to remove the loaders, but
> maintain the partition table in all drives but one.
> Is there a handy way to do this?

Does your bios/efi maybe allow you to specify the hard drive to boot 
from? Mine does and it made swapping out a HD with Ubuntu on it for one 
with Win 7 and still boot from a remaining HD with a different copy of 
Ubuntu on it.

Regards,  Jim

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