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cravengemetzel 05-03-2015 03:32 PM

Installed GRUB on a USB, after reformatting the computer won't boot when plugged in.
 
I'm not really a newbie, but thought that this question would fit best in here. I had the genius (not really) idea of installing GRUB2 onto my USB flash drive, then realized that it wasn't such a great idea after all. I reformatted the USB drive and after that my computer failed to boot when it was plugged in (presumably searching the drive for a bootloader that doesn't exist). It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.

Then, I tried doing
Code:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1
and I still have the same problem. I'm not really sure what to do at this point.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks.

Teufel 05-03-2015 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cravengemetzel (Post 5357161)
I reformatted the USB drive and after that my computer failed to boot when it was plugged in (presumably searching the drive for a bootloader that doesn't exist). It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.

It isn't a bootloader issue. Just replace the stick.

cravengemetzel 05-03-2015 04:02 PM

Quote:

Just replace the stick.
See, it works perfectly fine as long as I don't try to boot with it plugged in. It was a very expensive high-capacity USB 3.0 stick, so I would rather not replace it if I don't have to.

yancek 05-03-2015 06:40 PM

Did you change the boot priority in the BIOS back to an internal drive rather than the usb after you formatted it?

syg00 05-03-2015 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cravengemetzel (Post 5357161)
It does not even get to the BIOS screen unless I unplug my USB.

UEFI motherboard ?.
Plug the stick in, and see if you can delete the boot entry for the USB from the "BIOS" boot list. If not, get a Linux system booted and use Intels efibootmgr to do the same.

Tikhe 05-03-2015 07:32 PM

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Tikhe 05-03-2015 07:33 PM

Sorry is a joke


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