USB memory stick question

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Apr 23 16:23:18 UTC 2014

Phil wrote:
> The whole problem has occurred because I installed a mini.iso which
> installed the grub boot loader on /dev/sda which is the USB stick; the
> only USB stick that works. I'm now trying to boot from another USB
> stick that contains boot-repair.

Do I understand it right that if you boot from USB, the USB stick 
becomes /dev/sda and the harddisk becomes /dev/sdb? From your previous 
mails it seems that you are using the 256MB USB stick to boot the 
machine and it doesn't boot from the harddisk. Is that correct? Maybe we 
can find a solution without using a Live system, if you explain the 
situation a bit more detailed.


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