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Re: Building GRUB2: error while generating info doc

From: Felix Zielcke
Subject: Re: Building GRUB2: error while generating info doc
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 19:57:59 +0100

Am Mittwoch, den 04.11.2009, 10:54 -0800 schrieb Dr. Dov Bulka:
> Is there another place where I can find information on how to use
> Grub2? I'm familiar with Grub Legacy but things have changed in a
> significant way. 
> What I'm really after is using Grub2 to boot from a floppy. In Grub
> Legacy I used the following recipe:
> % fdformat /dev/fd0
> % mkfs -t msdos /dev/fd0
> % mkdir -p /floppy
> % mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /floppy
> % mkdir -p /floppy/boot/grub
> % cp /usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage* /floppy/boot/grub
> % grub
> grub> root (fd0)
> grub> setup (fd0)
> grub> quit
> How do I adapt this procedure to work on Grub2? I did not find a
> "stage1" nor "stage2" files in /usr/local/lib/grub/i386-pc/ and, from
> what I read, the "root" command has been replaced, so the sequence of
> steps above must be modified, but how?
> Thanks!
> Dov

grub-mkrescue --image-type=floppy floppy.img
If you want to have a custom grub.cfg there then:
mkdir -p overlay/boot/grub
emacs overlay/boot/grub/grub.cfg
(or cp etc.)
grub-mkrescue --image-type=floppy --overlay=overlay/ floppy.img

Felix Zielcke
Proud Debian Maintainer and GNU GRUB developer

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