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MBR, GRUB and YUMI
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limoges bard

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 16:07    Post subject:  MBR, GRUB and YUMI
Subject description: I've lost my windows MBR and my EEEPC won't frugal instal tahrpup
 

I've an eeepc with a ssd HD or 120G. I had windows 7 basic model and I frugally installed Tahrpup used Grub tp boot one or other. I was trying to increase the puppy partition (I think I asked for more space than there was on the drive ( oh the amateur!) and my machine locked up. I then made another fatal mistake and forced it to close. Result = no grub, no windows boot, no tahr pup.
Since then, I used a USB key with YUMI and tahr puppy and booted the machine. I saved the old windows files including OS and the old tahrpup files to another USB drive.
Now (I really dont't care not having windows) I'm trying to reinstall frugally the tahrpup. I used Gparted to make a partition and used puppy installer to instal tahrpup onto this Ext2 partition. but when I go to reboot, the only option I'm offered is to save to the usb key with the bootloader on it.
What can I do?
Many thanks for your patience and advice.
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 03:56    Post subject:  

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I used Gparted to make a partition and used puppy installer to instal tahrpup onto this Ext2 partition. but when I go to reboot, the only option I'm offered is to save to the usb key with the bootloader on it.

After you installed Puppy to the internal SSD you also need to install a boot loader to the SSD.
From the running Puppy Tahrpup on the USB.
menu>System>Grub4dos Bootloader config installs a boot loader.
Just make sure you select the SSD as the device to install it on.

When completed shutdown computer.
Remove the USB with Tahrpup on it.
Boot the computer.
Should boot to the Grub4dos boot menu and select Tahrpup.

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limoges bard

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 12:34    Post subject: MBR, GRUB and YUMI  

Thanks Bigpup for your quick reply. I thought that I followed your instructions to the letter: I saved the tahr pup to the ext2 partition on the ssd and put grub4dos onto the same partition. I shut down the computer (which saved the session to the usb key sdb1). I took out the key and rebooted as instructed and got the following message: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key"
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Oct 2017, 17:56    Post subject:  

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I saved the tahr pup to the ext2 partition on the ssd and put grub4dos onto the same partition.

Specific words matter!
I saved the tahr pup to the ext2 partition is saying you installed Tahr to the partition Question Question Question Question Question Question Question Question

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"Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press any key"

Boot with the USB Tahrpup

Using Gparted
make sure you have the partition on the SSD flagged as boot.

In Gparted select the SSD drive
Right click on partition.
Select manage flags
Check boot.

Should not be needed if the USB Tahrpup is not plugged in.
But, this may help.
You may need to go into the computers bios setup and make the SSD the first boot device in the boot device order.

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limoges bard

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Oct 2017, 15:57    Post subject: MBR GRUB and YUMI  

Et voilaI as we say in France
I did well to thank you in advance.
I now well know it is much better
To follow instructions by the letter.
That which I sadly messed up
Has been put to rights thanks to bigpup.
I express again my gratitude
to murga linux and the bibpup dude!
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limoges bard

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Nov 2017, 16:37    Post subject: MBR GRUB and YUMI (resolved)
Subject description: problem resolved
 

thanks again
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