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Old 02-15-06, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Grub Boot Floppy

For something so simple, I'm having alot of problems making a boot floppy. I've been following the instructions here:

On my first attempt, everything seemed to go okay, until the copy command returned this: cp: cannot stat `stage2': No such file or directory. It copied stage1 fine. I also tried the copy command for: /boot/grub/menu.lst, /boot/grub/, and /boot/message, which indicated no problems, except on the latter portion about /boot/message, which said that it did not exist. Then I used the last command: dd if=/dev/hda of=/media/floppy/boot.mbr bs=512 count=1, which again did not indicate a problem. But after all of this, I viewed the content of the floppy and all that was there was stage1 of grub.

I loaded a new floppy and followed the sequence, until I got this:

linux:/media/floppy/boot/grub # cp stage1 stage2 /media/floppy/boot/grub
cp: cannot stat `stage1': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `stage2': No such file or directory

Now it appears that it can't even find stage1. I can only assume that these files do exist, since I am booted up to linux now. I hope that it didn't mess up something with grub though. Can anyone see what is going wrong?

EDIT: I took a look in /boot/grub and all of the files appear to be intact.
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