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Booting from USB key, Grub 0.97 can't find menu.1st on its own, but typi

From: Christopher Huang-Leaver
Subject: Booting from USB key, Grub 0.97 can't find menu.1st on its own, but typing 'configfile' works
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:18:42 +0100


I am trying to setup a  Gentoo Linux USB key,   I have mostly been following this guide;

but I just can't get grub to read the menu.1st file.    The weird thing is, when I get to the 'minimal console'  I can type
configfile /boot/grub/menu.1st 

The menu screen loads up as you would expect, the MemTest86+ option works, the other two don't,  but one problem at a time ;-)

This is the grub.conf / menu.1st file contents:
It does say on the guide that isofs doesn't support symlinks, but I'm not using isofs,  the partition I am booting off is ext2. 
Besides, it (almost) works when I type it from the console.  I have tested this on two separate computers, both with very different BIOS chips I get the same result with both.

Also could someone explain why we need both a menu.1st and grub.conf,  which is the more 'correct' one to use?

Many thanks


here is a copy of my grub.conf for reference. 

default 0
timeout 7

title LiveUSB
kernel /boot/vmlinuz real_root=/dev/loop0 looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs vga=ask initrd udev nodevfs cdroot dodmraid 
initrd /boot/initrd

title LiveUSB NO-FB
kernel /boot/vmlinuz real_root=/dev/loop0 looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs initrd udev nodevfs cdroot dodmraid
initrd /boot/initrd

title Memtest86+
kernel /boot/memtest86plus/memtest.bin

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