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Re: Improvement to rescue mode?



Leszek Matok wrote:

> Dnia 20-03-2007, wto o godzinie 07:10 -0700, John Reiser napisaƂ(a):
>> > Why don't you install grub on the broken system and boot it?
>> Because rescue mode cannot install grub via grub-install; reported as:
>> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=198064
>> The mechanism that grub-install uses to identify the "hardware"
>> is incompatible with the "virtualization" provided by chroot
>> and rescue mode.
> But it works with grub-install --root-directory, at least in F6 (fully
> updated F6 and rescue mode from the original install CD - tested
> yesterday). The chroot has problems related to mtab, which can be faked,
> but --root-directory was simpler and it works.
> 
> And for the original poster: you can make a boot floppy for your system.
> I don't remember if Anaconda still has an option for it, though.
> 
> Lam

My immediate need is this.  I have a system with a pair of scsi disks.  It
also has 1 SATA drive.  For some reason I can't understand, the SATA drive
is not seen by the BIOS, so I can't boot off it, but Fedora has no trouble
understanding that it's there and is happy to install /boot onto it.  Of
course, I have no way to boot it.

I haven't tried to make a boot floppy in years.  Any hints?


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