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Old 01-18-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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Boot to External HD with Grub2


My old Dell D800 computer running Ubuntu 9.10 is kaput. However, the hard drive is fine and contains Windows XP and a couple of Ubuntu partitions 9.10 and 9.04.

I have a new computer running Ubuntu 10.04 (only).
I have an external HD Enclosure in which I can install the old hd.

Can anyone explain to me how to prepare Grub2 in the new computer in order to boot the external hd.

Thanks in advance,

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Plug it into the new computer and

sudo update-grub
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Thanks, I thought it wouldn't be hard but after looking at dozens of pages of GRUB2 stuff I didn't know what to do.


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