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pavel989 02-02-2010 09:43 AM

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:

pljvaldez 02-02-2010 10:54 AM

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.

pavel989 02-02-2010 10:58 AM

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.

pljvaldez 02-02-2010 10:58 AM

Here's how to make a grub2 boot floppy.

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