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bug #17929: [docs] broken instructions for making boot floppy

Submitted by:  Ken Brooks <sparklight>
Submitted on:  Fri 06 Oct 2006 03:26:54 PM UTC  
Category:  Installation Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Fixed Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Ken Brooks
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  0.95
Release:  other Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Sat 19 Dec 2009 08:59:11 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This is removed from grub2 docs.

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Sat 15 Dec 2007 09:29:03 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Use GRUB 2 (grub-mkrescue command) for creating floppies.

In the meantime, having this in the docs is missleading.  I think we should remove it.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Project Administrator
Fri 06 Oct 2006 03:26:54 PM UTC, original submission:  

http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Creating-a-GRUB-boot-floppy tells this story:

     # cd /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc
     # dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
     1+0 records in
     1+0 records out
     # dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
     153+1 records in
     153+1 records out

Mine acts just like that, except it reports 202+1 records in and out.  However, at boot time:

"GRUB Loading stage2.Read Error"
and then the system hangs.

Tried on 3 different disks, including one freshly low-level formatted and verified; thus I do not believe it is a genuine error on the disk.

The following URL also does not work:
It describes a sequence of events involving grub's setup command.
At boot time:

and the system hangs.

These are 1440 size diskettes, ext2 formatted where appropriate.

MSI Neo Platinum, nforce 3 motherboard
BIOS self-identified as:
Phoenix - Award Workstation BIOS v6.00PG
W7030NMS V2.1 111005 09:36:51
floppy drive:  D395M3D  (has been working normally)

Ken Brooks <sparklight>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2009-12-19 phcoder ReleaseNone => other
        StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2007-12-15 robertmh Open/ClosedClosed => Open
    2007-12-15 robertmh Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        SummaryManual instructions for making boot floppy do not work => [docs] broken instructions for making boot floppy

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