The second one didn't work at all (said something about not finding stage 2?). The first one did install GRUB, but then it printed off what seemed to be my device map file, and asked me to make changes to it if need be:
I guess the Windows drive is hde, not hda (though it seems to say that the drive is hda during the bootup scroll). Debian is definitely on hdg.
Anyway, I left device.map as-is and rebooted just to see what would happen. GRUB would load then reboot the system, and this would have continued in cycle, so I powered down and returned the cables to the original setup.
- I'm confused as to why the boot menu didn't pop up. It's location hasn't changed just because GRUB is installed on a different MBR (or has it?).
- Debian's Sarge net-install CD does not function as a rescue disk, and I don't have a GRUB boot disk either.
- If I start messing with device.map and get it wrong, I won't be able to make things right by just swapping cables to their orginial places.
Any more suggestions?