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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 1:33 am    Post subject: running grub during install hangs on floppy request Reply with quote

I first tried to install from stage 1. The newest version of baselayout depends on a version of gawk that is slightly newer than the one on the 1.4_rc4 LiveCD. Since gawk depends on gettext, and bootstrap.sh depends on gettext, it somehow messes with the bootstrap process such that things like /sbin/depscan.sh and rc-update. I got to the point where I could get through the install to grub installation. Then I got the following error when running grub:

# grub
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy) sector 0
Unable to handel kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
printing eip:
00000000
*pde = 00000000
Oops: 0000
CPU: 0
EIP: 0010:(<00000000>] Tainted: GF
EFLAGS: 00010206

And then proceeds to dump the register and stack contents and then hangs.

So I tried installing from stage to to eliminate any bootstrap related problems, but ended up getting the same error. What's going on?
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this :
Code:
# grub --no-floppy
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