This writeup describes how to make bootable floppy disk with a self-contained copy of GRUB on it. Such a boot floppy is very handy for:
The following assumes that you are using Caldera eD2.4 and that all GRUB components are kept in the /boot/grub directory.
Note: The /etc/grub.conf file is used only to install grub and is not used by grub directly. We will create a new version of this file.
# # /etc/grubfd.conf - make a floppy boot disk # # To install grub on the floppy, issue the following command: # grep -v ^# /etc/grubfd.conf | grub --batch # root (fd0) install /boot/grub/stage1 d (fd0) (fd0)/boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 p (fd0)/boot/grub/menu.lst quit
grep -v ^# /etc/grubfd.conf | grub --batch GRUB version 0.5.94 (640K lower / 3072K upper memory) [ 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 (fd0) Filesystem type is fat, using whole disk grub> install /boot/grub/stage1 d (fd0) (fd0)/boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 p (fd0)/boot/grub/menu.lst grub> quit
And you are Done!!
Note: The above will make a boot floppy with the same GRUB menu.lst as that which exists on your Hard Drive. Modify the menu.lst on the floppy as suits your needs. Information on the menu.lst file can be found in other GRUB files on the Step-by-step site.