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Re: [vox-tech] Problem Reinstalling GRUB2
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Re: [vox-tech] Problem Reinstalling GRUB2



On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 10:25:04PM -0700, Bob Scofield wrote:
>  grub-install --boot-directory=/boot /dev/sda1
> 
> This command generated this error message:
> 
> "/usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Attempting to install GRUB to a
> partitionless disk or to a partition.  This is a BAD idea..
> /usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: embedding is not possible, but this is
> required for cross-disk install."
> 
> I don't really know where my computer boots from; the MBR on the Windows
> partition, or /dev/sdb2.  I think it boots from the MBR.
> 
> Can anyone explain how I can reinstall GRUB to work from my main Linux
> system on /dev/sdb2?

Try installing to /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda1. That'll install grub to
your first hard drive's MBR.

> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Bob
> 
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