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grub problems - not booting from flash disk

From: David N. Welton
Subject: grub problems - not booting from flash disk
Date: 03 May 2004 14:52:35 +0200
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Hi, I have a flash disk that Linux can use as IDE via an adapter, and
sees as /dev/hdc.  I am having trouble installing grub on it.

I can boot just fine if grub comes up from the regular HD MBR and then
I do root (hd1,0) setup (hd1) and kernel /boot/vmlinux

I can't seem to install grub properly so that the system will boot
completely from the flash device.  Grub comes up ok, but then the
system keeps saying that it can't find /boot/vmlinux, which is
certainly there.

If I enter into grub from /dev/hda then everything works
normally... root (hd1,0), setup (hd1) kernel, boot and so forth.  Same
with the floppy.

The grub shell seems to go ok:

grub> setup (hd1)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
 Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd1)"...  16 sectors are embedded.
 Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd1) (hd1)1+16 p (hd1,0)/boot/grub/stage2
/boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded

but the problem is when it actually comes up, no more
/boot/grub/stage1... doing find /boot/grub/stage1 finds it on hd0,0.
Oddly enough, doing find /grub/stage1 turns up a file on hd1,0.

So I'm pretty much at a loss at this point.

Thanks for your time,
David N. Welton
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