[GRLUG] Installing Grub

Jeff DeFouw mrj at plorb.com
Tue Apr 26 01:20:26 EDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 08:55:39PM -0500, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> Need to install grub on a restored HD [separate issue as to why Clonezilla
> did not restore it when I had backed the entire drive], .. tried:
> 	grub-install /dev/sda
> But DNW (no boot loader). Can someone edumficate me?

Does anything print out on boot?  Usually the problem is that grub 
doesn't know the drive from the perspective of the BIOS.  If grub thinks 
/dev/sda is the 2nd hard disk (hd1), but your BIOS thinks it's the 1st 
hard disk (hd0), grub will look in the wrong place when it tries to 
boot.  Check the list of devices in /boot/grub/device.map.

Jeff DeFouw <mrj at plorb.com>

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