[nmglug] MBR and grub and usb's

Satsangat Khalsa satsangat at khalsa.com
Mon Sep 16 09:51:08 PDT 2013

Good recovery Ted; wish I cold have been there.

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Ted Pomeroy <ted.pome at gmail.com> wrote:

> NMGLugers, I had sometense moments over the weekend; I over-wrote the
> MBR on my computer trying to get a grml install of Debian as a second
> OS.  Alas, the solutioinwas to get a Ubuntu usb for my current install
> and do 'grub-install --root-directory=/media/myOS /dev/myHDD'  And now
> I am back to having a bootable system. No files lost and only a few
> new gray hairs as I worried over how restore MBR.
> It seems that both Debian install and grml use Grub 1(0.97) and I am
> on Grub2, which is entirely re-vamped and has different configuration
> and module files. So, be aware that as always, boot system, kernel and
> OS need to be compatible and configured. Always good to keep a startup
> usb for ones own system. Yes and maybe the latest Knoppix, too. Mine
> was out of date and like the others it uses Grub 1.
> Have a good week anddon'tmess your MBR. Ted  P.
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