I am trying to restore my system from a systemimager image, using the dedicated restore script. After the script finishes copying all the files it gives me this error and quits: Error: none of the following bootloaders wchere successfully setup on your system YaBoot, Iseries, EFI, Elilo, Grub, Palo, Aboot My setup: Knoppix live cd v5 restoring to an external usb drive (my server is also running of an external usb drive with no internal drives, ubuntu dapper) I tried booting the restored image but its not bootable, though all my files are there. Any suggestions would be welcome ------------------- Update: I just checked by /boot directory and found that i didn't have a /boot/grub directory ... which i found very odd... I remember a little while ago i tried to upgrade to the latest version of ubuntu by doing and apt-get dist-upgrade , which failed and gave me an error with grub. I think it is coming back to bite my in the rear. I don't even know how the server boots without a grub diretory! What can i do to fix this?