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Old 08-24-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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How to copy grub onto floppy

I had SuSE9.1 (personal edition) installed on a pc and access it by booting a floppy loaded with grub. Somehow this floppy failed to work.

I am not allowed to install grub onto this pc. Thus, I need to remake a floppy that allows me to boot up with grub and initiate SuSE9.1 from there.

I have the SuSE 9.1 CD, if that is of any help.
I have another pc loaded with SuSE9.2 (and the 5CD) and grub together in the hda.

Anyone have any practical idea how to copy grub into floppy?
Old 08-24-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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This is taken from section 3.1 "Creating a GRUB boot floppy" in the grub info manual:
To create a GRUB boot floppy, you need to take the files `stage1' and
`stage2' from the image directory, and write them to the first and the
second block of the floppy disk, respectively.

   *Caution:* This procedure will destroy any data currently stored on
the floppy.

   On a UNIX-like operating system, that is done with the following

     # cd /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc
     # dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
     1+0 records in
     1+0 records out
     # dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
     153+1 records in
     153+1 records out
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try once, but the floppy hangs when booted.

will try again


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