R Kimber richardkimber at btinternet.com
Mon Apr 21 16:13:05 UTC 2014

On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:57:42 +0100
Colin Law wrote:

> > I'm now baffled.  I've just done
> >  sudo update-grub
> > and it says
> > "Found Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (14.04) on /dev/sdd1"
> >
> > The problem with this is that Ubuntu root is on /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdd1
> > is a USB drive that I use for backups and which is not normally mounted.
> There must be enough of a system on it that it looks bootable.  Unplug
> it and run update-grub again.

OK.  I get:

Generating grub configuration file ...
using custom appearance settings
Found background image: /usr/share/backgrounds/12484570105_0824ff126b_o.jpg
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-60-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-60-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin

No specific mention of Ubuntu 14.04LTS this time.

> You are not booting off the usb when you run grub-install and
> update-grub are you?

No I never boot from USB

- Richard.
Richard Kimber

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