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Thanks for all the great help here. Muchly appreciated.
I have a drive, call it drive A, that I installed Debian Jessie (testing) to while it was in my laptop. I then installed a ssd drive (B) in the laptop so the old drive has a working install on it.
I purchased a new Acer desktop and I put this drive (A) in it for testing purposes, this is the second one as the first had a bad vga port, because I did not want to disturb the win8 setup on the new drive (C). But drive (A) is not recognized as bootable by the desktop. I have changed the sata controller settings to both ide and ahci with no joy. :confused
So I put the drive back in the laptop and it boots and runs fine, so nothing has happened to the install while it was laying on my work bench.
I then looked through the bios settings on the laptop and discovered that the controller is set to raid. The desktop does not have a raid setting for the controller.
Is the lack of that setting option the reason the drive will not boot in the desktop?
Or should I continue to search for other reasons via google? Which so far has not revealed an answer.
I have also had limited success booting some older cd's and live-usb's on this machine.