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Re: Problems creating GRUB Floppy

From: Alex Thiel
Subject: Re: Problems creating GRUB Floppy
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 15:38:07 +0100

Can you boot your machine from a floppy at all? Maybe the boot order in your 
BIOS is set to boot from the harddisk first.


On Thursday 28 February 2002 09:27, Treutwein; Bernhard wrote:
> I tried several times to create a GRUB floppy as it is explained in the
> GRUB Manual in Section 3.1:
> From the current cvs I created the floppy after doing the
> ./configure ; make
> with the following commands:
>       # dd if=stage1/stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
>       1+0 records in
>       1+0 records out
>       # dd if=stage2/stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
>       188+1 records in
>       188+1 records out
>       #
> but this floppy does not boot into GRUBs command mode.
> I successfully created a VFAT GRUB floppy by copying
> stage1/stage1, stage2/stage2, and stage2/*1_5 to
> (fd0)/boot/grub and using an installed (older) GRUB
> with
>       root (fd0)
>       setup (fd0)
> What am I doing wrong ? Or is there a subtle bug in
> the default stage1 or stage2 files (I have the
> impression but cannot prove it that the floppy
> immediately redirects to/chainloads the GRUB installed
> on (hd0,0)

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