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 Post subject: REALLY weird thing I noticed...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:26 pm 
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ok, so I used GRUB to dual-boot WinXP and Ubuntu 9.04 right. normal. So my hard drive dies, and to make sure it is in fact the HDD, I unplug the dead HDD and plug in a known-good HDD to see if it gets to the OS search instead of freezing at IDE scan. So it does... but the weirdest thing happens... GRUB loads up and says error 1.5... how is this possible? grub is kinda on the HDD that is unplugged and nonfunctional... where is grub stored then in addition to the HDD?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:09 am 
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Actually, GRUB get's automatically stored in your monitor. Reboot your monitor and it should fix it.














Seriously, beats me.

You didn't just plug a second drive on the same cable, did you?


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I used to have this with my external hard drive... I would have it plugged in on a computer that didn't have linux (that hard drive never did either, it was just data) and get a Grub error (don't remember which).


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GRUB seems to spatter itself into every nook and cranny of your computer, including other drives you may have for storage.. It royally messed up one of my servers a while back. I had formatted the hard drive completely ubuntu was installed on and put server 2003 on but it would not boot because GRUB gave some stupid error, the ONLY way it would boot is if I left the windows disc in the drive. Very annoying.. I fixed it by formatting EVERY drive in the system and deleting all their partitions.


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Formatting (using Windows) leaves the MBR alone unless you specify otherwise. FYI.


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Jipstyle wrote:
Formatting (using Windows) leaves the MBR alone unless you specify otherwise. FYI.


Ya I figured as much, even using the server 2008 dvd and trying to repair the MBR with all of the bootrec commands it still didn't work.


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