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Re: new ssd in dell optiplex 745, won't even load grub




Gene Heskett wrote:

> But pull the 2TB, and plug its cables into the SSD, and grub is not
> loading.
> 
> What did I miss?

In such case I boot from ubuntu usb and do

mount /dev/sdaX /mnt
mount /dev/sdaY /mnt/boot
mount -B /proc /mnt/proc
mount -B /sys /mnt/sys
mount -B /dev /mnt/dev

chroot /mnt 

grub-install /dev/sda

where sdaX is your root and sdaY is your boot (if you have such, else ommit)

I hope this helps

regards

PS: Also check bios if it points to boot from the SSD - some optiplex are
picky
Perhaps do this first