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Help! Grub is installed on the wrong partition

10 July 2013

Lately, I have frequently experienced that Grub is installed to the “wrong” partition. Or, more precisely, that another device (typically the USB drive I use to install different Linux distributions from) has given the highest priority (lowest index) by the BIOS. This causes for example the Ubuntu-installation to install Grub to the incorrect partition.

Fortunately, installing Grub on the correct hard drive is a straight-forward procedure. This description is for Ubuntu, but a rescue/recovery mode exists for the other distributions I have tried:

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