GRUB 0.97 -- how to make good ext2 partition
I created an ext2 partition with linux just to install grub files and kernel but unfortunately I can not patch the hard disk with grub.
'root' command work perfectly: root (hd0,0)
But 'setup' command failed: setup (hd0)
'find' command failed: find /boot/grub/stage1
All structures and files are right. The problem comes from how I made the partition. Linux can see the partition, all seems work fine but grub can not see it.
Could someone tell me what was wrong when I make my partition under linux ?
Did I forget something ?
When I use Partition Magic to build and ext2 partition, then grub works fine.
It is very curious, why a third partition tool works well than those provided by linux. I dont want to use Partition Magic for long time because it will not longer be available it was just for testing.
After making the partition Linux 0x83, I made the file system:
mke2fs -t ext2 /dev/hda1
I tried old and the newest Slackware distribution but no change.
(sorry for the bad english)