Grub confusion

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Dec 11 12:42:00 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 09, 2013 at 07:27:16PM -0800, 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.

This doesn't answer your question directly, but my recommendation on
BIOS systems is normally to install GRUB to the MBR of all installed
disks to avoid this problem.  You can do this using "sudo
dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc".

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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