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Re: boot floppy fails on different machine

From: Hans-Christian Armingeon
Subject: Re: boot floppy fails on different machine
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 09:51:38 +0200

Am Samstag, 18. Mai 2002 16:47 schrieb Peter Baxendale:
> Hi,
> I've built grub-0.92 from the sources using my much updated Redhat 7.1
> (binutils- Pentium 3 box, copied stage1 and stage2 to a
> floppy and when I boot from the floppy I get the grub prompt. So far so
> good.
You recompiled binutils trough configure and make? Maybe the binutils are 
pentium optimized.
I had the same problem on my linux-from-scratch. It was built on an athlon, and 
configure detectet an i586, and optimized for it.

You might have a look in the Makefile of your binutils sources, if you didn't 
delete them. If you are totally unfamiliar with that, you can send it in 
personal to me, and I'll do my best.

> When I put the same floppy in my old 486 and reboot it hangs forever
> with the floppy access light on, no messages of any kind. The floppy
> works fine normally (boots basic-linux ok, etc).
> What have I missed?
Check the march options in the makefile, or try configure --target=i486 read 
the help for these options, --build=i486 --host=i486 and decide wether you need 

> Thanks,
> Peter.
Hope that helps,


PS: I'm not a compiler secialist.

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