Using grub2 on a drive that doesn't contain Linux

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Using grub2 on a drive that doesn't contain Linux

Postby ninjasftw on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:24 am

Hi All,

My system is currently setup with 2 drives.

A SSD is sda
Second spinning drive is sdb.

I currently have Win 7 on sda and Mint on sdb1 with a large NTFS storage partition at sdb2

Can I install grub2 on sda and have it able to boot either win7 or mint? I know that I can install it on sdb and do it that way but I would rather sdb not be required to boot my machine.

*I can't currently boot my Mint install as sda is a new addition which overrode the boot setup when I installed win7
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Re: Using grub2 on a drive that doesn't contain Linux

Postby Zalbor on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:55 am

I think you'll be fine if you follow a guide to restore grub, but in grub setup tell it to install on sda but boot mint from sdb1.
Sorry I can't be more specific, on my mobile.
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