LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
pavel989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
grub1 floppy chainload grub2


hey everyone, first post on linuxquestions.

SO heres my situation. I got an old P2 box from a friend, threw ubuntu server 9.10 on it. The bios is so old that it wont play nice with grub2. and i dont wanna burn another disc to get a legacy ubuntu server.

when it loads grub, it says:
grub error
operating system not found

but when i boot into the install cd and boot from first hard disk, it goes fine.

so i figured i could make a boot floppy. However all the guides are for grub1, which none of my computers have install. to my understanding, compiling grub1, while i have grub2 on any of my pc's would wreck something or other.

my only other option right now is to install some VM software and install a legacy linux.

any ideas?

right now im following this guide:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/4622
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:54 AM   #2
pljvaldez
Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Squeeze (x86)
Posts: 6,092

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
Why not just use the CD to boot?

Download the Super Grub Disk and chainload grub2. Or use an alternative boot loader like PLoP, XOSL, or Smart Boot Manager. You will have to reinstall grub2 to the / partition though to chainload it.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
pavel989
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i want this to be a headless server, so using a cd wouldnt work since id need to plug in a monitor when i need to reboot. hence the boot floppy idea.


edit: just checked out super grub disk. i think thats exactly what i was looking for. thank you.

Last edited by pavel989; 02-02-2010 at 12:14 PM.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 11:58 AM   #4
pljvaldez
Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Somewhere on the String
Distribution: Debian Squeeze (x86)
Posts: 6,092

Rep: Reputation: 269Reputation: 269Reputation: 269
Here's how to make a grub2 boot floppy.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grub4dos is grub2 or grub1? zoombee Linux - General 10 07-29-2010 06:25 AM
chainload extended partition with grub legacy mk27 Linux - Software 4 12-03-2009 08:30 PM
[SOLVED] how can a boot sector be repaired to then allow grub to install for chainload booting james2b Linux - Newbie 20 10-08-2009 10:07 PM
So I want to chainload? betula Linux - Desktop 16 08-04-2009 05:46 AM
Chainload an OS Ashrack Linux - Software 9 01-23-2007 08:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration