grub setup problem

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Wed Nov 30 04:07:58 PST 2005

Jeremy Byron wrote:
> thorsten wrote:
>> As far as I know, this stage1-5 is not needed.
> Yes it is.  The book tells you to copy the necessary stage1-5 files just 
> below the copy command for the stage 1/2 files.  If you are following 
> the book, all you need is the e2fs-stage1-5 file.  If you use reiserfs 
> or some other file system, you need the other such files.

I think what Thorsten meant was that for a ext{2,3} partition, you can 
boot just fine without having that file in place in your grub directory. 
  I've done that several times. So that line shouldn't be a cause for 


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