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Re: Cannot install a bootloader

On Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 11:07:05AM +0200, Dirk Bonenkamp - Bean IT wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've trouble installing the bootloader (both grub and lilo fail). I'm 
> using the netinstall cd-image to install. My first idea was a problem 
> with my RAID controller (Adaptec 2020ZCR, running a 4 disc raid 5 array) 
> but it even fails to install a bootloader to a floppy disc. So I think 
> it's a general problem, instead of a hardware problem.
> It always returns the same error message:
> The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly.
> The thing I found out is that the new / filesystem is still mounted 
> under /target, but I guess this is normal while installing...? (never 
> bothered to look, since it always works out fine).

I've seen this error message a few times.
grub must be installed from a chroot environment (which should be true
in your case).
grub must find a *correct* mtab to resolve hard disk partitions.
(it's a bit tricky since the /proc/mounts trick appears not to work)
A leftover device.map may confuse it as well.


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