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Old 09-14-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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Install debian from USB, Grub problems

Crosspost from over at as i've already asked there but still not sure what to do.

Old 09-14-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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Interesting page.
Try this:
1.install unetbooting
2.install debian netinstall stable to usb
3.boot with usb and install debian
Old 09-14-2010, 05:40 AM   #3
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That's exactly what i've done, and now i'm getting these errors.

Something is broken with Grub, it's looking in the wrong place for the installation or something. I just don't know what to do to resolve it. I'm pretty sure it involves changing something basic, but i'm a newbie so I don't know what that is.

It's looking in sda1 for the installation when it should be looking in sda0? Something like that? Although i'm not sure what the differences are between sda and hda etc.
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From the error with the USB NOT plugged in, it looks like you installed Grub from Debian to the mbr of your machine and it is looking for the remaining Grub files on the USB which is not attached.

Can you use a Live CD and run the fdisk -l command as root with all drives plugged in so we can get partition information? Does Debian use Grub2? The fdisk command, it is a Lower case Letter L, not a one.


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