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Old 11-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Moving grub from external drive to internal drive

Hello all,

Before few days ago i had installed linux ubuntu on external hard drive. in between installing process they asked me where to put grub file and i clicked on external drive. so grub is placed on external drive.

now on my internal hard drive vista is running and external hard drive ubuntu is running. if i want to start vista then also i need external hard drive(attached via USB). because of grub file. now i am confused how to move this grub file from external to internal drive? i can not format vista or linux either because i am in between end of semester and my one project is on vista and one is on linux.

any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance. please post your suggestions such a way that it won't damage either of my OS.

Old 11-21-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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Have you tried searching these boards - this comes up (and is answered) constantly. If you find something you don't understand, we'll have something to work with.
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NO i already checked but i didnt find anything
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GRUB is usually located on the /boot partition, so it seems likely that your /boot partition is on the external drive.

Create a ca. 100MB partition on your internal drive (maybe you already have one), copy the contents from your current /boot partition, adjust the MBR record and your /etc/fstab file ... this can actually be quite complicated, so maybe rather re-install the system without reformatting any partitions except the /boot partition, to keep your custom data intact.

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