Grub installation on USB disk

garys at garys at
Thu Oct 4 07:28:54 UTC 2007

 Antonio Montagnani wrote:

 Installing GRUB on SCSI device A partition 1 with commands root
> (hd0,0) and setup (hd0,0) ..
>      GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)
> When I try to install Grub by Webmin on my USB disk in order to boot
> directly from my USB disk I get:
>   [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
>     lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
>     completions of a device/filename.]
> grub> root (hd0,0)
>   Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> grub> setup (hd0,0)
>   Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
>   Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... yes
>   Checking if "/grub/stage2" exists... yes
>   Checking if "/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
>   Running "embed /grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0,0)"... failed (this is not fatal)
>   Running "embed /grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0,0)"... failed (this is not fatal)
>   Running "install /grub/stage1 (hd0,0) /grub/stage2 p /grub/grub.conf
> "... succeeded
> Done.
> grub>
> .. install failed!
> What does it mean???

Gary wrote: Don't know. Is your usb disk really hd0 ? 

grub> root (hd0,0) 
setup (hd0)

If I remember correctly, I think I've gotten failed installs of grub by adding ,0 at setup
 - not positive though.   ----gary

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