Re: Debian Installer Design Oversight?
On Thu 03 Mar 2011 at 10:19:21 -0500, Thomas H. George 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.
My distinct recollection is that the installer gives you the opportunity
to install GRUB to a chosen destination if you select 'no'.
> Without starting over what is the best way to make the stick bootable?
Have you tried running the installer (in expert mode, say) and going to
the boot loader choices.