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Old 10-09-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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grub updated, double boot, what to do?


My Debian squeeze just updated (via aptitude) grub, now grub-pc is asking me:

You chose not to install GRUB to any devices. If you continue, the boot loader may not be properly configured, and when this computer next starts up it will use whatever was previously in the boot sector. If there is an earlier version of GRUB 2 in the boot sector, it may be unable to load modules or handle the current configuration file.

If you are already using a different boot loader and want to carry on doing so, or if this is a special environment where you do not need a boot loader, then you should continue anyway. Otherwise, you should install GRUB somewhere.
Continue without installing GRUB?
and I don't know what to do!

I have a dual boot with windows, to install Debian I have followed at the time these instructions:

So the bootloader is in the boot partition and not in the MBR, where windows can overwrite it.
When I boot, the windows booter starts first, there I choose Debian, and then grub shows up and everything is ok.

Now, after the upgrade what should I answer to that question above?
I want to keep things as are now, dual boot and two booters, and I'm afraid to mess up.

thanks a lot
Old 10-09-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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Continue without installing the Grub, it is probably due to an update to the kernel, and at the worst case if you can't boot to the new kernel then boot to the old one and then fix/install the Grub on the boot partition.


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