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comment How do I tell if grub is installed on a device?
Thanks for the clarifications Craig. The system I originally tried the file -s command on uses grub-pc which is apparently GRUB2 so it sounds like you're partially correct. However, I ran file -s on some other systems running GRUB 0.97 and on some it worked while on others it didn't. The difference between these systems was in the numbers in the magic files that come with the file command. Swapping magic number files confirmed that the definitions from the non-working system caused the working system to fail.
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