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Old 09-12-2003, 08:49 AM   #1
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Installing (copying) grub from floppy to MBR

How to do this? Somehow my grub (stage2) much faster loads from floppy than from MBR of my hard disk, and copying stage 2 from floppy to /boot/grub/ didn't help.

What to do?


p.s. I have tryid with several patches to sped up grub stage2 but nothing helped....
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What do you mean - loads faster? My timeout in grub is 10 seconds before load, by editing grub.conf I can increase or reduce it.

If you mean it takes less time to bring up grub, that is because the mbr has to wait until floppy and cd have been checked and then all other POST things have run. The floppy would normally kick in before mbr.
Old 09-13-2003, 01:41 PM   #3
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My timeout is set to 8 seconds, but thats not the problem, and my BIOS is configured to check hda frst. It start the grub when it should, then it write "GRUB stage2 is loading..." and it hangs for 26 seconds, while doing nothing. Then grub loads and i can chose OS-es from the menu.

As I found on the Internet, it is up to some bug with "speed", and "serial" options in the code. I have compiled the patch and installed it to the hard, but nothing happend. When I have done it to the floppy it loads much faster-about 9 second.

So If I just could somehow copy grub from floppy to MBR it would be just fine...


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