Chapter 8, Making LFS Bootable - grub probs

Shelton shelton at
Fri Jan 16 23:24:24 PST 2004

Where did you copy /usr/share/grub/stage1 to?
if you copied it to /boot/stage1 then you may have
to move it to /boot/grub/stage1.
I'd say just reread the chapter about installing grub and 
_carefully_ read the bit about setting up grub.

I had a similar experience. I wanted to preserve my 
existing redhat boot partition and existing redhat grub 
installation. It took a little guessing and such but I 
basically ended up adding an entry to the original redhat 
grub to boot into LFS.

Serge Denault wrote:
> Good day,
> Almost succeeded... close but no cigar.
> Running grub while preserving my MBR in order to keep my existing SuSE boot
> manager, I use setup (hda0,3) instead of setup (hda0), my lfs being on
> hda4.
> The monitor rudely told me:
> GRUB  version 0.93  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
>  [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
>    lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
>    completions of a device/filename. ]
> grub> root (hd0,3)
>  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> grub> setup (hd0,3)
>  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
>  Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no
> Error 15: File not found
> grub>
> Where did I go wrong?
> Many thanks for the help


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