[Grml] grub-install fails

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Tue May 9 15:58:13 CEST 2006

* Martin Yazdzik <yazdzik at nyct.net> [20060509 15:15]:
> On Tuesday 09 May 2006 08:21, HXC wrote:
> > I get the following error when I try to issue a  "grub-install /dev/hda":
> > //dev/root: Not found or not a block device.

> > /Grml resides on hda3 and is formatted with xfs. How can I proceed to
> > install grub? Thanks in advance for you help!

> Tony Wolf went through this with me about a week ago.

> There is some problem, to wit, after apt-get install grub the necessary files 
> to install grub to mbr are not present in /boot.

> I used a simple cheat, which was to use a live cd and run grub install from 
> there, using my grml partition as root, in other words, install grub to mbr, 
> pointing toward the /hddx were grml is.

> In your case, this ought to be, from a live cd,

> grub install
> root (hd0,2)
> install /dev/hda

> Doing this from within grml does not seem to work.

Yes, as grub uses files from within /boot which aren't available
via /boot in the Debian package of grub.

Assuming /dev/sda1 is your grml harddisk system:

mount /mnt/sda1
mkdir /mnt/sda1/boot/grub
cp /lib/grub/i386-pc/stage[12] /mnt/sda1/boot/grub/
grub install
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)

And adjusting /boot/grub/menu.lst (on the harddisk system of course ;))
should work.

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