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Old 05-31-2003, 02:54 AM   #1
ianunderwood
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grub problem


Hi all

I'm having the following problem. I've tried to work out what to do from grub --help and looking at my sole linux book but neither helped very much. My IDE device configuration until yesterday was as follows:

hda - 4.5GB Data Drive (old WIndows drive)
hdb - CD-ROM
hdc - CD-ROM
hdd - 7.5GB Linux drive

I've now taken out hda, swapped it for a new 40GB drive, removed hdd as well and re-installed linux onto the new larger drive. I now want to salvage as much as I can from my old linux drive, so yesterday I connected it in the same position, slave to the CD-ROM on the secondary IDE slot (hdd). What's really weird (at least to me) is that in that configuration, grub loads from *hdd* and therefore reads the old grub.conf and proceeds to boot linux off of hdd.

It is possible for me to get into linux from the old drive I guess (though I will need to remove a line from fstab for the old data drive). Once I'm booted up, is there some way that I can remove grub (or just the thing which points to grub when you switch on) so that it will correctly boot off of hda? As you can see, I'm still very fuzzy about how this whole grub thing works.

Thanks for reading

Ian
 
Old 05-31-2003, 03:43 AM   #2
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go to this forum, look at MasterC's post and check out Aussies page on doing this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=58428

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Old 05-31-2003, 03:56 AM   #3
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Cheers for replying

I'm really sorry but I couldn't see the relevance to my problem in MasterC's post. All I want to do is kill whatever it is on hdd (i.e. my old linux drive) that is allowing the PC to boot from there. When hdd isn't plugged in the PC boots from hda fine. But when hdd *is* plugged in, the PC boots from hdd and completely ignores hda.

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Ian
 
Old 05-31-2003, 04:02 AM   #4
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ok... in that case, try removing grub in the MBR of your hdd....
 
Old 05-31-2003, 05:45 AM   #5
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OK, cheers!

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