Making the LFS System Bootable

Randy McMurchy lfs.user at
Sun Oct 12 14:55:16 PDT 2008

Trent Shea wrote:
> On Sunday 12 October 2008 14:11:49 Trent Shea wrote:
>> I wouldn't want to start altering instructions to reflect possible
>> scenarios though.
> Well, still... It feels odd that we would be worried about the system 
> crashing at this point (ie. the last thing we are doing:).
> And configuring before installing feels weird *shrug*.

Well, perhaps you could be convinced with the following. Note
that I'm running the commands that the book tells you to run,
and it actually looks for and utilizes the menu.lst file.

And if the book says to create this file *after* running the
following commands, don't you find *that* weird?

grub> root (hd0,3)
  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

grub> setup (hd0)
  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
  Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
  Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
  Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd0)"...  15 sectors are embedded.
  Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15 p (hd0,3)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succ


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