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Hey guys, I've used Ubuntu since the Hoary Hedgehog days, then decided to give Debian a try a little while ago, but decided it wasn't for me. I pulled a ...
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    GRUB question


    Hey guys, I've used Ubuntu since the Hoary Hedgehog days, then decided to give Debian a try a little while ago, but decided it wasn't for me. I pulled a little oopsy on the Debian install, installing GRUB on my master boot record (I meant to install it on my external harddrive, where I installed Linux). Now, sometimes when I boot it doesn't detect my external hdd right away so I get an "Error 21" which is because of just that, my hdd wasn't detected.

    Anyways, I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu again (which I definitely want to do) and installed it to my external harddrive, would I still have GRUB on my primary hard drive?

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    Now, sometimes when I boot it doesn't detect my external hdd right away so I get an "Error 21" which is because of just that, my hdd wasn't detected.
    does GRUB throw error sometimes or everytime?







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    I only get Error 21 sometimes.

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    does it happen if you boot the internal hard drive in between current boot and previous external hard drive boot?

    I have grub on the external hard drive, yet the bios of my laptop will not recognize the external hard drive to be 1st preference in boot order if I've booted the laptop's internal hard drive since the last time I booted to the external hard drive.

    What OS is on the internal hard drive? Is there anything keeping you from installing the grub onto the external hard drive now, and repairing the bootloader on the internal hard drive?

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