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Old 03-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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GRUB stage 1.5 on partition boot sector ?


Trying to install grub on partition boot sector I got:
"embed /grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd3,1)" failed (this is not fatal)

I understand that I can proceed because grub can use block method to access stage2 - but I want to modify settings without reinstalling - that means I nead stage 1.5

How do I install grub stage 1.5 on partition boot sector ?
And where should it fit ?

Old 03-02-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Grub never installs stage1.5 when you install Grub to the boot sector of a partition because usually the sectors immediately following the boot sector are not available; those sectors are used by the file system in most cases. If you change the location of the stage2 file, why are you opposed to reinstalling Grub to the boot sector so it points to the new location of the stage2 file? It only takes a few seconds to do in the Grub shell.


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