Re: boot-floppies package
I have also found it advantageous to create a grub boot floppy. You
can then select among kernels or fiddle with the bootloader
configuration actually in the course of a boot.
If you do have a running system, then simply have root visit grub's
working directory and copy the two stage files over to an unmounted
# dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
# dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
Then mount the floppy and copy splash.xpm.gz to it, create a file
named grub.conf and a symlink to it from menu.lst. And then set up the
grub.conf file as per the manual.