[Solved] Full Install Still Needs Memory Stick?

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Apsey
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[Solved] Full Install Still Needs Memory Stick?

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I have installed 13 MATE from a bootable Memory Stick. Now it won't boot unless the memory stick is present. Ideas appreciated please. TIA
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Re: Full Install Still Needs Memory Stick?

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My first guess? You installed the GRUB bootloader to the USB stick and not the hard drive where you put Mint.

Boot into Mint, remove the USB stick. Open a terminal and run "sudo grub-install /dev/sda". (no quotes)

This will install GRUB to the master boot record of your hard drive.

Please note this assumes you only have one hard drive (named sda); if this is not the case, or you wish to install the bootloader somewhere else, change "/sda" in the command above to the relevant location.
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Re: Full Install Still Needs Memory Stick?

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Your first guess wins a gold medal! Thanks Eric K! All better now!
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