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Thread: Grub on Usb

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    Grub on Usb

    I need a bootloader to be put on a usb stick, such that the bootloader scans my drives and lists all possible boots possibilities. I screwed up the boot on one of my drives and I am booting it by using grub on another one of my drives but I need to reformat that drive and I can't find a way to get grub on my USB using windows.

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    Re: Grub on Usb

    It's been a while since i installed grub on a usb but here's a link you may find useful http://www.porteus.org/tutorials/37-...usb-drive.html hope this help's you

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    Re: Grub on Usb

    Only problem is I'm stuck on a windows machine .

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    Re: Grub on Usb

    I just did a simple
    Code:
    sudo grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/media/<usb.mount.point>  /dev/sdd
    Then I copied my grub.cfg file over to the usb stick. The same one as on my hard drive. Works as expected. It comes in very handy.
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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    Re: Grub on Usb

    I do like VMC, but think you have to have a system with grub installed.

    Can you install Supergrub?
    http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

    Download the ISO and use unetbootin or pendrive installer?
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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