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Old 06-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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Grub Issues with USB install-solved


What's up gang?
OK, Today I was playing with my new TC-1.4.3-USB with grub or syslinux

Well, the other day I had installed grub to my 2GB USB and wanted to use my 4GB USB instead.
I formatted my USB ext3, set boot flag and copied tc,etc to USB
I then unhooked my HD and installed Grub to USB using Ubuntu-SE livecd

"sudo grub"
grub> "root (hd0,0)"

Usually I would get a prompt here saying-
filesysytem ext2 etc etc etc
Instead NOTHING
uh-huh?
So, I tried-
grub> "setup (hd0)"

OK, that worked and it installed correctly....
I rebooted and-
"Error2"!!!

Now, then, some background-
Earlier in the day I had changed by BIOS boot order from
HD
Floppy
CDROM

TO-

Floppy
CDROM
HD

I changed the boot order back to-
HD
Floppy
CDROM

and Grub booted up fine!!

Weird huh?
For reference my PC is a HP Pavillion AMD Athlon64 3300+ 2.4Ghz
So, another grub problem solved.
Did anyone else know about this or similar quircks with Grub??
 
Old 06-02-2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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Hi,

Might be a bit off the point but would some kind soul please point me in the direction of a really good "grub primer"

Thanks Des.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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Might depend on your definition of "good", but here you can grab the manual.
 
  


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