I recently upgrade my 60GB SSD to a 500GB SSD. I installed Windows 8.1 clean on the SSD and everything was fine and dandy. Then for fun, since I am a huge fan of Ubuntu (currently installed on my laptop), I thought I would plug my old 60GB SSD into my hot swap bay and install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. That went well to and I was super happy! However, when I installed Ubuntu on the 60GB SSD it also installed grub onto it instead of onto the new 500GB SSD with windows on it. So now I can not boot into Windows or Ubuntu (obviously) when the 60GB SSD is removed.
Both operating systems function perfectly when the 60GB SSD is installed so this isn't a huge issue. Just very annoying. I tried moving grub to the new 500GB SSD (using sudo install-grub /dev/sda) so that windows can run even when the 60GB SSD with Ubuntu is not connected however I was unable to get it to work. When ever the 60GB SSD is removed it shows the grub rescue screen.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can remove grub from the old SSD and move it to the new one?
I am currently thinking that I should reinstall Ubuntu using a live USB and specify /dev/sda as the location of the boot loader.