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Hi, I am unable to install grub on my gnu-linux (debian) system. The current bootloader is lilo, but I would much prefer grub. I am able to 'enter' grub, that is, get to the "grub>" prompt, however, I receive the following error when I attempt the "setup (hd0)" command: Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no Error 15: File not found What is 'stage1'? What kind of file is it? How do I create it? Thanks in advance as always, Rob...

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    Default grub installation problem

    Hi,

    I am unable to install grub on my gnu-linux (debian) system. The
    current bootloader is lilo, but I would much prefer grub. I am able
    to 'enter' grub, that is, get to the "grub>" prompt, however, I
    receive the following error when I attempt the "setup (hd0)" command:

    Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
    Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no

    Error 15: File not found

    What is 'stage1'? What kind of file is it? How do I create it?
    Thanks in advance as always,

    Rob
    Rob Baxter Guest

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    Default Re: grub installation problem

    On 23 Nov 2003 16:34:58 -0800, Rob Baxter
    <rbaxtercyence.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am unable to install grub on my gnu-linux (debian) system. The
    > current bootloader is lilo, but I would much prefer grub. I am able
    > to 'enter' grub, that is, get to the "grub>" prompt, however, I
    > receive the following error when I attempt the "setup (hd0)" command:
    >
    > Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
    > Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no
    >
    > Error 15: File not found
    >
    > What is 'stage1'? What kind of file is it? How do I create it?
    > Thanks in advance as always,
    >
    apt-get install grub-doc
    apt-get install info ; # if it isn't already installed
    info grub

    (summary: you can install the grub bootloader with "grub", but
    "grub-install" is recommended.)

    I'm not sure why grub and grub-doc are separate packages, probably
    because of the GNU "Free" Doentation License.


    --
    You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.
    Bill Marcum Guest

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    Default Re: grub installation problem

    Rob Baxter <rbaxtercyence.com> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am unable to install grub on my gnu-linux (debian) system. The
    > current bootloader is lilo, but I would much prefer grub. I am able
    > to 'enter' grub, that is, get to the "grub>" prompt, however, I
    > receive the following error when I attempt the "setup (hd0)" command:
    >
    > Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
    > Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no
    >
    > Error 15: File not found
    >
    > What is 'stage1'? What kind of file is it? How do I create it?
    > Thanks in advance as always,
    >
    > Rob
    You need to have a basic set of files in /boot/grub:
    ~$ ls /boot/grub
    device.map ffs_stage1_5 minix_stage1_5 stage2
    e2fs_stage1_5 help reiserfs_stage1_5 vstafs_stage1_5
    fat_stage1_5 menu.lst stage1

    You need at least stage1 & stage2 along with menu.lst which is the
    configuration file.

    Jerry
    Jerry Peters Guest

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