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Re: Don`t understand error message

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Don`t understand error message
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 17:25:00 +0000
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On Sun, Sep 28, 2003 at 04:33:04PM +0200, Michael Gehm wrote:
> Hi,
> I boot my box with grub from a knoppix installation. Now I installed grub 
> (0.932) on my Gentoo partition, copied menu.lst from Knoppix to Gentoo 
> (/boot/grub) and typed: grub-install /dev/hda.
> I'm afraid, I don't understand the error message I get then:
> gentoo root # grub-install /dev/hda
> sed: -e expression #1, char 12: Invalid reference \1 on `s' command's RHS
> sed: -e expression #1, char 12: Invalid reference \1 on `s' command's RHS
> Unrecognized ls output: Not found or not a block device.
> Can anybody help please ?

Please ensure you're using GRUB's grub-install and not Gentoo's patched
version, we can't provide support for patched versions of GRUB.

I suggest you take the latest grub-install version from GRUB CVS and re-try. If
it still fails then pass "--debug" to grub-install and send a report again.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

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