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Old 08-07-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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grub L 99 error


i have grub installed onto a floppy, when i boot up i just get left with the error
'L 99'
on the screen and nothing else happens.
i have a few options in the menu.lst

also the disk was pre-formatted to fat32, i used madrake bootloader fixer thing to make the disk, it just seemed to copy the needed files to the floppy (didnt format it).

i saw another post about lilo and having error L 99, which was said that stage2 could not be loaded, if that is the case i dont know why as stage2 is on the floppy.

all files are under /boot/grub on the floppy.

thanks for any help

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Old 08-08-2003, 07:22 AM   #2
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:41 AM   #3
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You have lilo installed, not grub. Probably because the Mandrake default bootloader is lilo.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 10:13 AM   #4
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it made the folder on the floppy
/boot/grub

with the files
stage1
stage2
menu.lst
 
Old 08-10-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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Ok, why do you have grub on a floppy, what happened to your system to make you get a bootdisk?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 11:21 AM   #6
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linux all flavours doesnt detect my 80gb harddrive, so it also doesnt write to the mbr.
so i decided to put the boot loader onto a floppy and boot up that way.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:15 PM   #7
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So how did you manage to install the linux which is on the drive and which you are attempting to boot?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:21 PM   #8
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insert cd, install to HDC as HDA was not found/detected what ever.
so i installed that way.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:42 PM   #9
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What's on hda then?
I dont use Grub-are the contents of menu.lst text-based?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:45 PM   #10
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hda is windows xp ive tried partitioning it for linux but with still no luck.
 
  


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