Grub 0.97 issues on slackware - grub-install is very slow, & updating menu.lst fails
I'm switching my Slackware 10.2 system over to Grub 0.97. (Grub 2 won't install - will save that for a later post if everyone says "go to 2" . . . )
Two issues I'm seeing:
grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/sda
takes forever to run - feels like 5 minutes or more.
(System is a Tyan dual 3GHz Opteron box at work, Adaptec hostraid turned off.)
The other issue - when I update /boot/grub/menu.lst, nothing happens if I reboot.
I have to run through rebuilding/re-installing grub to get the changes to take affect.
That can't be right, can it?!?
I installed it in the mbr, configured it with --enable-preset-menu=/boot/grub/menu.lst
Any tips or suggestions? Been googling with no luck.