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Bug#815187: Similar problem

Hi. I'm a noob but I think I had a similar problem.
Legacy BIOS on laptop with 2 identical SATA disks.
Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. Installed jessie 8.7.1 from USB on /dev/sdb2 (swap on sdb1)
Grub wanted to install to /dev/sda MBR but I wanted to keep the windows installation native and boot Debian from /dev/sdb using BIOS boot options. So I specified /dev/sdb MBR as target for grub. 
Completed without error but then not bootable from /dev/sdb. Once it said "Missing operating system" but mostly there was just a blinking cursor
Fixed by booting from a Live CD,  installing grub from there using steps in this post
Installed without errors and now working as desired.
I'm happy to provide any logs that would help but might need some guidance to find the relevant info.


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