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Old 05-12-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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GRUB Loading stage2Geom Error

Decided it would be a good idea to have a bootdisk handy... in case of, well, an unseen misfortune that landed me with an unbootable machine.

So I executed the commands/output below:
>> dd if=/boot/grub/stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
>> dd if=/boot/grub/stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
193+1 records in
193+1 records out
Both executions return '0' for success.

So, I figured, I now have a boot disk. Yay. Hmm.. Maybe I should test it?

I modified my BIOS settings so floppy would be booted first, disabled the others. I put the floppy in, restarted. The BIOS flashes by, and then it comes to a stop...

GRUB Loading stage2Geom Error

... is the last message on the screen, hanging, and proceding no further.

Old 08-05-2004, 05:06 AM   #2
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Distribution: Debian Sarge
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I have the same problem :/ I however used different commands to copy stage1 and stage2:

cat /boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage2 > /dev/fd0

I have also tried grub-floppy to make a boot disk, but that doesn't work either:

grub-floppy /dev/fd0
Old 07-27-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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Question SaX2 rpm installing failed: cpio: mkdir failed - Permission denied

Hi there,

I'm trying to rpm-install SaX2 (as root) on SuSe 9.0.
After running:

rpm -i sax2-4.7-590.i586.rpm

I get this message:

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/;46628357: cpio: mkdir failed - Permission denied

Whats the problem ?
thanks and cheers

Last edited by Lunochod; 07-16-2007 at 03:38 AM.


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