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Re: Debian Installer Design Oversight?



> Without starting over what is the best way to make the stick bootable?

Boot from the installer in recovery mode and manually install grub to
the MBR of the USB stick.

-Steve


On 3 March 2011 15:19, Thomas H. George <lists@tomgeorge.info> wrote:
> I downloaded debian-6.0.0-i386-DVD-1.iso and used it to install Debian
> on a usb stick.  All went perfectly until the final question which was
> to the effect
>
> Other operating systems and hard drives have been found on this system.
> Do you want the mbr written to the first hard drive?
>
> My answer was no, of course.  I wanted the mbr written to the usb stick
> and I certainly didn't want to alter the system I was using. So the
> installation ended without writing the mbr anywhere.
>
> Since the computer was running from the installation disk I could have
> modified the bios boot sequence for hard drives to move the usb stick to
> the top of the list but would the installation program look at this
> information?  How would it chose between the first ide hard drive, the
> first sata hard drive and the usb stick?
>
> Without starting over what is the best way to make the stick bootable?
>
> Tom
>
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