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#!, GRUB, Plop, MBRs and such

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http://crunchbang.org – Hi chaps, interesting one. I have an old Netbook, which I have used with another distro. The distro is Plop-powered. AFAIK, it puts Plop into the MBR and Grub into the /boot directory. This seems to have the unforeseen consequence that I can't directly install #!. Not quite sure what's going on, but I suspect that the USB-based installer expects to find Grub in the MBR on the target hard disk, and gives up when it doesn't. I tried reformatting the hard disk under Puppy, but it seems like the MBR is not accessible after its treatment by the other installer. (I gave up and reinsta (HowTos)