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November 26th, 2004, 03:15 AM
How to create a bootable GRUB floppy:

If needed:
Start a Root Terminal

sudo gedit /etc/fstab
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 ext2,vfat rw,user,noauto 0 0

{exit gedit / save}


Insert a blank floppy
Applications -> System Tools -> Floppy Formatter
Choose "Linux Native (ext2)"

Start a Root Terminal

mkfs /dev/fd0
mount /media/floppy0
mkdir -p /media/floppy0/boot/grub
cp /boot/grub/stage1 /boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst /media/floppy0/boot/grub
umount /media/floppy0

{reboot & set BIOS to boot from floppy first. It should read / boot from floppy}

February 24th, 2005, 04:28 PM
I'll give it a whirl. Thanks.

May 22nd, 2006, 04:23 AM
I don't know if your still around but thank you!!! Someone just directed me to your link and I finally created a grub floppy.

Much obliged if your still around.
Regards, Catlett

May 22nd, 2006, 05:35 PM
I'm still around thanks. :) I am using Puppy Linux 1.09 CE at the moment as I had too many problems trying to install Ubuntu on my SATA drive. ](*,) Will try again later though. :neutral: