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Re: [SLE] PC running (SuSE 8.2 Pro / WinME) bootloader lilo -> grub
  • From: Bahram Alinezhad <alineziad@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 10:52:41 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <20050206185241.61251.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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"Mick Higgins" (mickjh@xxxxxxxxxx)
wrote:
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Hi List,

I have belatedly made the change from lilo to grub carefully
converting my lilo config to grub'ese. It seems to work as
expected.

However, I have a couple of questions which I cannot track down
in any off-line source (man, info, howto's etc.) and I am not
able to trawl google or list archive with a time-limited
unmetered dial-up connection at present.

1. In lilo I always used the boot-floppy option so as not to
upset WinME. How do I do something similar in grub?
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Not sure what you mean from this question;

-If you want to boot from a floppy by grub, at the grub prompt
do:

rootnoverify (fd0)
chainloader +1
boot

Or (better) add these lines to your grub config file:

title Boot from floppy
rootnoverify (fd0)
chainloader +1

-If you want to have a bootable grub floppy, in the linux shell
try:

mke2fs /dev/fd0
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/floppy /dev/fd0
umount /dev/fd0


Bahram Alinezhad,
Registered linux user #375283 (counter.li.org)
Rudehen, Tehran, Iran.


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