GRUB Solution to error "Error 6: Mismatched or corrupt version of stage1/stage2"

    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
   completions of a device/filename.]

grub> root (hd1,0)
 Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0xfd

grub> setup (hd1)
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/stage2" exists... yes
 Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
 Running "embed /boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 (hd1)"...  15 sectors are embedded.
succeeded
 Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd1) (hd1)1+15 p (hd1,0)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/grub.conf"... failed

Error 6: Mismatched or corrupt version of stage1/stage2

In my case this problem happened because hd1 is a newly added drive in a mdadm RAID 1 array and was still syncing at the time.  I imagine you could also run into this error with a partition/filesystem that is still being formatted.

This is the only way/scenario that I've ever received that error and the solution is to wait for the RAID array to finish syncing.


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