I've read so many good things about grub, so I am trying to really get a good understanding of it.
I could use some help with setting up a Grub-floppy that is not attached to an operating system, as saikee has recommended. But I have already run into problems...
First, my system:
sata drive recognized as sda, ide drive recognized as hda.
Sata drive holds Winxp in the first partition, /boot in the second (primary partition) and Suse 9.3 in 10th partition within an extended partition.
ide drive holds an old version of Winxp in the first partition, and I don't really even need to boot it, but I am leaving it here to play, and help me to understand grub.
Suse boots nicely from grub, winxp ntloader controls the MBR.
I followed saikee's instructions for creating a grub floppy. I booted it up, and grub loads. My problem comes when i try to boot an os.
I typed in "root" at the grub prompt, and tabbed to see my choices. My choices are fd0, hd0, and hd1. Nothing about sd0...
So I tried root (hd0) and hit enter, and received the following message: Filesystem type unknown, using whole disk.
That stopped me, so next i tried typing in root (hd1) and hit enter, and received the same message. So now I don't know what to do... :-(
I know this is probably simple to do, but I can't see what the next step is! Can someone help me?
Edit: I think i forgot something really dumb: I think i forgot to type in (hd0,0) the comma and then the particular partition! I'll be back if (when I get stumped again!