"Grub is a world-class boot loader with insufficient
documentation. In many ways it blows the doors of LILO. For
instance, it's MUCH easier to use Knoppix to rebuild a grub boot
loader than to rebuild a LILO boot loader. However, until you're
comfortable with grub, it might seem just the opposite. All too
often grub dumps you at a grub> prompt with no hint of what you
should do. You might have heard that a successful reboot is just
three commands away, but which commands? The state of grub's
documentation is such that you can't figure it out unless you
already know grub.
"That catch 22 is the very purpose of this document. This
document will to give you enough grub expertise that you can create
a grub boot floppy on a working machine with grub installed (not
necessarily as the bootloader, just installed), and use that floppy
to bust back into a Linux machine with a blown bootloader, and then
use that floppy to actually install grub as the bootloader..."
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