Well, when I tried that previously, it would not do it without using --force after warning me about blockfiles and to use --force, so I ended up with:
sudo grub-install --force /dev/sda6 (sda6 being my root partition). When I saw nothing happen when I rebooted, I added update-grub. What you are saying is that if I eliminate the current mbr and add a 3rd party bootloader, it should now boot Mint in the root partition?
Does it matter where --force is placed; i.e., before or after grub-install?
Should I have run update-grub as a second command in the terminal sequence before rebooting or did that screw it up?
Is there any way I can check to see if it really is in the root partition before altering the mbr? I can see nothing in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg that indicates where it is; i.e., it looks the same on a computer I did the above to and one that has it only in the mbr (that is it was installed in the mbr and is being used as the only bootloader).
Last edited by BillD; 03-16-2011 at 10:56 PM.