Ubuntu Installation :: 3 Hard Disks When Removing One Stops Loading?

Mar 6, 2010

I have 3 hard disk drivesone regular and two sata: Ubuntu / is installed on sata /dev/sda6 Ubuntu /boot is installed on /dev/sda1econd sata hard disk /dev/sdb is emptyI have just reformatted it to ext3third hard disk is /dev/sdc with some fat and ext3 partitionsif I shutdown computer, then plug out one of sdb/sdc or both of themthen after BIOS I see grub menu (as usual)but if I hit any keyboard button the computer automatically rebootswithout any messagesI tried hitting c,e,enter - reboot I tried reinstalling grub like this:

$ grub
grub> find /grub/menu.lst
(hd0,0)

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