Re: Re: create GRUB boot disk (sarge)
If you get an 'Error 6: mismatched or corrupt stage1/stage2' when
booting with grub from a cd-rom using a menu.lst file, try removing the
'savedefault' option that appears in your menu.lst entries.
Antonio Rodriguez(email@example.com) is reported to have said:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 02:23:22PM -0800, Alvin Oga wrote:
> > > A quick one (can't find answers by searching www.debian.org), but
how do I
> > > create a boot (rescue?) floppy for sarge which seems to use GRUB?
> > > mkboot as per LILO but it didn't seem a happy bunny.) Thanks, Michael
> > gazillion ways to make a boot disk
> > http://linux-boot.net/Loaders/Grub/
> > for grub boot floppy, the files you need on the floppy:
> > - stage1, stage2, menu.lst, grub.conf, device.map
> I have made a ton of grub boot floopies, but have never succeeded to
> insert the menu.lst into it. Every time I have tried I just have
> messed up the floppy. If anyone has indications (that he/she has
> actually done it, not read about it!, and worked) I am sure that many
> will be happy to hear.
I have also had a problem making either a boot floppy or a boot CD
with menu.lst. If the grub documentation isn't wron, it is at least,
_But_, this topic did cause me to go try, again and this time I have a
working boot floppy _with_ a menu.lst! Most of the procedure is from
the Grub Manual
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt
grub-install --root-directory=/mnt fd0
^ A space
# Not in the manual
cp -p /boot/brub/menu.lst /mnt/boot/grub/
Now I, finally, have a boot floppy that has the same menu that
If anyone had found a way, that works, to do the same to a CD I would
appreciate hearing how you did it. The Grub manual procedure does
bring up the menu but it won't boot! The error 'error-6 mismatched or
corrupt stage1/stage2' is all you get if you select any of the menu
options. You end up having to boot with the command line.
Another gripe: I can't find, in the Grub Manual, any mention of how
to add the boot opeion 'vga=' I do have it working but just can't
find it in the docs!
:-) HTH, YMMV, HAND :-)
The program is absolutely right; therefore the computer must be wrong.