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Bug#815187: Similar problem

David <davidinpaddington@gmail.com> (2017-02-04):
> 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
> http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd
> 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.

It would be nice if you could hit reply-all and include the syslog file,
which you'll find under /var/log/installer in the installed system.


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