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Old 10-15-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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grub stages

I get a weird errot when I try to make the lfs bootable

grub> setup (hd0,7)
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... no
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0,7) /boot/grub/stage2 p /boot/grub/menu
.lst "... failed

Error 22: No such partition


Do you know how to fix it???
PS :I don't want it to be my main bootloader ....
Old 10-15-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Are you sure you have the patition commands right in grub?
and up from there?
Old 10-15-2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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The linus from scratch partition is:/dev/hda8
I think I got that rigth...
Whats this e2fs... stage???
Old 10-16-2004, 10:11 AM   #4
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if you follow the book, it does mention about additional stages...

The i386-pc directory contains a number of *stage1_5 files, different ones for different file systems. Review the files available and copy the appropriate ones to the /boot/grub directory. Most users will copy the e2fs_stage1_5 and/or reiserfs_stage1_5 files.
Old 10-16-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
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post YOUR /boot/grub/menu.lst

we can help better if can we see what, should/should not be there............

post your /etc/fstab also.............
Old 10-16-2004, 01:40 PM   #6
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Honestly I don't think you need the stages1_5 file. I am not entirely sure what it does but I was able to get a working system without it.

As for the partition. IF your lfs system is on /dev/hda8 then your file will be setup (hd0,7) is right. I would double check.
run fdisk /dev/hda and hit p for print.

Also you might wanna see if your lfs partition is below the 1024 cylinder range. I think it should work above but my system failed misserably like that.

You could also try booting with a rescue disk or a distro CD (Slackware works awesome). If that doesn't boot it then grub won't be able to either. Maybe you have a hard drive issue.
Old 10-24-2004, 12:07 AM   #7
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Hey guy THX for the help but I managed to install grub of a floppy(I read this in an grub tutorial) LFS is now complete ....I'm going Beyond LFS very soon..


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