Problems with GRUB & nftl_format

Henrik Nordström hno at
Sun Nov 3 17:45:59 EST 2002

You need to reserve sufficient amount of binary flash for the GRUB image
before the NFTL partition. This is set by the "<start offset>" argument to
nftl_format IIRC.

Alternatively, use the msys 5.X dformat tool to install GRUB. I think
current versions of the DOC GRUB should be compatible with msys dformat
5.x. (unfortunately I have not yet had time to verify)

Henrik Nordström
MARA Systems AB, Sweden

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Joseph Teichman wrote:

> partition it and set up an ext2 file system. Then, I used doc_loadbios
> tool to install GRUB. GRUB Installed successfully, and it works, but at
> the same time, it seems to have hosed up the doc again. The only thing
> that I can do is to reformat the doc, which of course overwrites GRUB,
> leaving back to square one. I am using a 2.4.19 kernel, with the latest
> cvs grab of mtd-linux. Can anyone tell me what is happening and how I
> can work around it?

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