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[bug #17929] Manual instructions for making boot floppy do not work

From: Ken Brooks
Subject: [bug #17929] Manual instructions for making boot floppy do not work
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 15:26:55 +0000
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                 Summary: Manual instructions for making boot floppy do not
                 Project: GNU GRUB
            Submitted by: sparklight
            Submitted on: Friday 10/06/2006 at 15:26
                Category: Installation
                Severity: Major
                Priority: 5 - Normal
              Item Group: None
                  Status: None
                 Privacy: Public
             Assigned to: None
         Originator Name: Ken Brooks
        Originator Email: address@hidden
             Open/Closed: Open
                 Release: 0.95
         Reproducibility: Every Time
         Planned Release: 



tells this story:

     # cd /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc
     # dd if=stage1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 count=1
     1+0 records in
     1+0 records out
     # dd if=stage2 of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1
     153+1 records in
     153+1 records out

Mine acts just like that, except it reports 202+1 records in and out. 
However, at boot time:

"GRUB Loading stage2.Read Error"
and then the system hangs.

Tried on 3 different disks, including one freshly low-level formatted and
verified; thus I do not believe it is a genuine error on the disk.

The following URL also does not work:
It describes a sequence of events involving grub's setup command.
At boot time:

and the system hangs.

These are 1440 size diskettes, ext2 formatted where appropriate.

MSI Neo Platinum, nforce 3 motherboard
BIOS self-identified as:
Phoenix - Award Workstation BIOS v6.00PG
W7030NMS V2.1 111005 09:36:51
floppy drive:  D395M3D  (has been working normally)


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