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  1. #1
    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Tasmania, Australia

    getting grub to work

    i installed the "grub 0.97" package from

    how do i setup grub without the use of a floppy?

    any help appreciated

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    Excellent tutorial here.
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    Torreon Coahuila, Mexico
    If you are trying to do a grub-install and you don't have a floppy drive (like in my case) then grub will appear to freeze (or maybe it just takes too much time, but I decided not to wait to see).

    Type man grub-install and read the command line options, there is one that indicates grub to not search for the floppy drive. If I remember correctly you also need to delete a file if you previously tried the grub-install command, but I can't remember which file, I just know that it was in the /boot/grub/ directory. You could delete the grub directory and reinstall the package and then issue the grub-install command again with the command line switch to avoid searching the floppy drive.

    I apologize for not being able to give you more details but I don't have access to that computer right now and won't have in the next three days.

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  5. #4
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    May 2004
    This link may be helpful, too, not to mention running the command 'info grub'.
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