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Re: boot floppy fails on different machine

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: boot floppy fails on different machine
Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 18:11:13 +0900
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At 19 May 2002 12:50:11 +0100,
Peter Baxendale wrote:
> Then I tried the binaries at ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/ :
> tar xvfz grub-0.92-i386-pc.tar.gz
> cd grub-0.92-i386-pc/boot/grub
> dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
> dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
> This has exactly the same end result - hang with the 486.

One possible cause may be the BIOS setting. For example, you must make
sure that the geometry of the floppy is identical to the media you
used for GRUB.

However, I wouldn't be surprised even if GRUB doesn't work with 486,
as I haven't tested it with 486 at all (simply because I have no
486). Does anyone use GRUB with 486 with no problem?


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