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Old 02-26-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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installing GRUB 2, grub-install problem

I downloaded and compiled GRUB 2 1.95... It requires LZO decompression libraries (needed for boot images), which I downloaded, compiled and installed as well (2.02).
An example procedure to install GRUB would be:
# grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/hda
the output is:
/usr/local/bin/grub-mkimage: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I know I am not missing that library, I am looking at it here:
How do I find out where GRUB looks for that library so I can link it or copy it there...
This shouldn't be that complicated but I even tried recompiling with using
# sh configure --libdir=/usr/local/lib
which tells it where the libraries are. The configure script sees them both ways, but after compiling and installing it cannot find them for some reason... odd.
Old 02-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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Can someone please smack me on the face? No really.
Anyway I forgot to run ldconfig after installing the libraries... What a bummer.
I am done here.


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