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I need to find where GRUB was installed, for example, which drive/partition. Is it possible to figure out where it was installed?

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I have absolutely no idea what you might talk about. – Sven Dec 9 '11 at 9:13
I thought the title is descriptive enough, I did not want to write the same thing again for the content. Sorry for that. I correct my fault. – Sencer H. Dec 9 '11 at 16:32
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Take a look at the Boot Info Script:

# ./ 

boot_info_script version: 0.60        [17 May 2011]

Identifying MBRs...
Computing Partition Table of /dev/sda...
Computing Partition Table of /dev/sdb...
Searching sda1 for information... 
Searching sda2 for information... 
Searching sda3 for information... 
Searching sdb1 for information... 

Finished. The results are in the file "RESULTS.txt"
located in "/root/".

and the results:

============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Grub Legacy0.97 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 
    178241 on boot drive #1 for the stage2 file.  A stage2 file is at this 
    location on /dev/sda.  Stage2 looks on partition #1 for /grub/grub.conf..
 => No boot loader is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdb.
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+1 for superb analytical skill – kubanczyk Dec 9 '11 at 9:59
Life saver tool.. Finaly I can sleep tonite :) – Sencer H. Dec 9 '11 at 10:23

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