Installing Grub-0.93

Estimated build time:           0.2 SBU
Estimated required disk space:  10 MB

Contents of Grub

The Grub package contains a bootloader.

Installed programs: grub, grub-install, grub-md5-crypt, grub-terminfo and mbchk

Grub Installation Dependencies

Grub depends on: Bash, Binutils, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC, Glibc, Grep, Make, Ncurses, Sed.

Installation of Grub

This package is known to behave badly when you have changed its default optimization flags (including the -march and -mcpu options). Therefore, if you have defined any environment variables that override default optimizations, such as CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, we recommend unsetting them when building Grub.

First fix a compilation problem with GCC-3.3.1:

patch -Np1 -i ../grub-0.93-gcc33-1.patch

Now prepare Grub for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


And install it:

make install
mkdir /boot/grub
cp /usr/share/grub/i386-pc/stage{1,2} /boot/grub

Replace i386-pc with whatever directory is appropriate for your hardware.

The i386-pc directory also contains a number of *stage1_5 files, different ones for different filesystems. Have a look at the ones available and copy the appropriate ones to the /boot/grub directory. Most people will copy the e2fs_stage1_5 and/or reiserfs_stage1_5 files.