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Old 05-03-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
cravengemetzel
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Installed GRUB on a USB, after reformatting the computer won't boot when plugged in.


I'm not really a newbie, but thought that this question would fit best in here. I had the genius (not really) idea of installing GRUB2 onto my USB flash drive, then realized that it wasn't such a great idea after all. I reformatted the USB drive and after that my computer failed to boot when it was plugged in (presumably searching the drive for a bootloader that doesn't exist). It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.

Then, I tried doing
Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1
and I still have the same problem. I'm not really sure what to do at this point.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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I reformatted the USB drive and after that my computer failed to boot when it was plugged in (presumably searching the drive for a bootloader that doesn't exist). It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.
It isn't a bootloader issue. Just replace the stick.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 04:02 PM   #3
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Just replace the stick.
See, it works perfectly fine as long as I don't try to boot with it plugged in. It was a very expensive high-capacity USB 3.0 stick, so I would rather not replace it if I don't have to.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 06:40 PM   #4
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Did you change the boot priority in the BIOS back to an internal drive rather than the usb after you formatted it?
 
Old 05-03-2015, 07:24 PM   #5
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It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.
UEFI motherboard ?.
Plug the stick in, and see if you can delete the boot entry for the USB from the "BIOS" boot list. If not, get a Linux system booted and use Intels efibootmgr to do the same.
 
Old 05-03-2015, 07:32 PM   #6
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Hit F8 on boot,type Xsole mas crack de/zee mackomockidicktin download http mackomoc & now/hit now
 
Old 05-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #7
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Sorry is a joke
 
  


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