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Re: how to make a boot disk (part I)

> took me quite a while to figure out, so here is a step by step manual how to
> build a _boot_ disk.


> $ mkdir /floppy/boot/grub
> $ cp /usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage1 /floppy/boot/grub
> $ cp /usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage2 /floppy/boot/grub

> dd if=/usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
> dd if=/usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1

What is the point of installing the same data in two places on the
boot floppy? (once in the filesystem and once in the first few

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