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Re: Grub can't boot hda1 (vfat/diagnostics), need to do something from DOS?

On 2009-01-01 05:51 +0100, A. F. Cano wrote:

> On a brand new HD, I made a small partition (32M) exactly like the one
> on the old disk.  Copied (with tar) the contents as the drive was
> mounted from a usb carrier.  Then I moved it to the main drive caddy
> and installed Lenny in the rest of the drive.  Grub recognized the
> vfat partition (the bootable flag is set) and created the necessary
> entry in the boot menu, but when selected at boot time I get this:
> Booting Dell Diagnostics
> root(hd0,0)
> Filesystem type is fat, partition type 0x6
> savedefault
> makeactive
> chainloader + 1
> This is not a bootable disk, Please mount a bootable floppy and 
> press any key to try again...
> Do I need to run something from DOS?  What am I missing?

You must install the DOS bootloader with the "sys" command.


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