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Unable to install GRUB on floppy

From: Don Mayhew
Subject: Unable to install GRUB on floppy
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 16:27:31 -0800

 to: address@hidden
subject: unable to install GRUB on floppy

I have been trying to install GRUB on a floppy
using the instructions found via info grub
provided on my Mandrake 7.2 distro.

In one place the instructions are:
  $ mke2fs /dev/fd0
  mount it, say at /mnt  (I used new dir /grubmnt)
  copy stage1,stage2,menu.lst to /grubmnt/boot/grub
  run command:
    $ sbin/grub  --batch <<EOT   (I had to use /usr/sbin/grub)
    root (fd0)
    setup (fd0) 

 When I do this, processing stops at attempt to do 'setup'
 with error 'file not found'.

In another place the instructions say:

  # cd /boot/grub
  # dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
  # dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1

This seems to complete and make the floppy,
 however when I try to boot with it
 I just get:
   stage1  stage2  Read error


Any suggestions would be welcome.

Don Mayhew <address@hidden>

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