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Re: Fwd: Grub install fails.

Brian Laflum wrote:
> My floppy drive is set (in BIOS) to the first boot
> device (followed by CDROM and then first HDD).  The
> installer also generated the same error messages if my
> BIOS drives were set to CDROM->HDD->nil.
> The relevant ouput to /var/log/syslog was:
> ====
> Oct  1 17:53:24 grub-installer: info: Installing grub
> on '/dev/fd0'
> Oct  1 17:53:24 grub-installer: info: grub-install
> supports --no-floppy
> Oct  1 17:53:24 grub-installer: info: Running chroot
> /target /sbin/grub-install --no-floppy "/dev/fd0"
> Oct  1 17:53:26 grub-installer: error: Running
> 'grub-install --no-floppy "/dev/fd0"' failed.
> ====
> It appears to me that the installer runs grub with the
> '--no-floppy' option (ie. it doesn't probe any floppy
> drive).  Is this the cause of the problem?  If so, it
> would appear to be a bug, because the installer
> purports to allow grub to be installed to fd0.  Is
> there any way to override this within the installer?

Tell it to install to (fd0). It understands that that is a floppy, and
will omit the --no-floppy in that case.

see shy jo

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