[nmglug] MBR and grub and usb's
quartonation at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 13:00:46 PDT 2013
It seems my compy is overheating and thats the cause of the hd failure and
possible OS failure to mount. See you guys Thurs after this. If just to
commiserate in the same diagnosis. Sky
On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Satsangat Khalsa <satsangat at khalsa.com>wrote:
> 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 was out of date and like the others it uses Grub 1.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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