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CollieJim 06-07-2011 03:04 AM

stage2_eltorito missing
I need to make a bootable grub2 CD.

The instructions refer to /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage2_eltorito.

It is not supplied. Is it available separately, or do I need to build it myself? If so, how?


knudfl 06-07-2011 05:46 AM

Assume "grub 1", like version 0.97.

/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/stage2_eltorito : Debian based Linux only.

AFAIK, all other Linux : /boot/grub/stage2_eltorito

CollieJim 06-07-2011 11:43 AM

I'm trying lubuntu 11.04.

By "assume 'grub 1'", do you mean install grub 0.97?

I used a stage2_eltorito from grub 0.97 but it just gave me a grub 0.97 prompt. I could not locate a configuration file with it, and I would not expect it to be able to use a grub2 file anyway.

Is the documentation out of date? Or did the grub maintainers forget to include the file?

yancek 06-07-2011 03:44 PM

Grub2 has different file names. I don't believe there is a stage2_eltorito but there is an eltorito.img file. If it's not in the directory above, check an installation CD of whatever distribution you are using. Also, take a look at this page, Grub2 manual, Section 3.2 for making a bootable CD:

CollieJim 06-08-2011 07:33 AM

Thanks for the link, yancek. Once I got past a UUID problem I now have a generic rescue CD. If I had paid more attention to what I was looking at, I would have seen the grub-mkrescue command.

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