(Feel free to skip the first paragraph, the real question is afterwards)
Hello, I've been an Ubuntu user for years but I'm planning a switch to Mint. I'm between waiting for Mint 11 next month and switching to LMDE, so I've tried Mint 10 and LMDE in virtual machines to see if I can customise them the way I want.
I've tried to replace Grub 2 with Grub Legacy on LMDE (the main reason being that I want to use a password to lock certain options in the Grub menu, and I'll consider Grub 2 to be an alpha until it can do what Grub 1 did -but I digress). I tried to do it the same way I've been doing it in Ubuntu, which is to remove grub-pc, grub-common and os-prober, reinstall the latter two with grub-legacy, then run update-grub, grub-install and setup from the grub console. Most of that works fine, but when I get to grub-install it fails with "Problem reading stage1 file". I've tried reinstalling the package and deleting the grub directory to have it rebuilt by update-grub but the same thing always happens.
Is there something more I'm supposed to do, or is the Debian Testing grub-legacy package broken?