Re: 3FA ???
"Eloy A. Paris" wrote:
>Aaron Walker <email@example.com> wrote:
>: I just installed Debian 1.3.1 on my 486 w/4MB RAM. I made Debian hard
>: drive bootable because it's the only drive in the system. When I
>: rebooted, I got this message:
>: This is all it says. Even when I try to boot off my boot disk, it says
>: the same message. Please help. Thanks.
>/usr/doc/mbr/README explains it all. The documentation in
>/usr/doc/lilo can also help.
Since the user says he can't boot even from floppy, he may need the text here.
This extract is from /usr/doc/mbr/README:
4. The boot process
When the MBR is first loaded it waits for a configurable length of
time, monitoring the keyboard, for key presses. If the MBR detects a
key press, it will interrupt the boot process, and display its
prompt. Otherwise, it will load the first sector of the default
partition, and execute it. If a disk error occours, the MBR will
display its prompt.
4.1 The boot prompt
The boot prompt looks something like this:
This is the list of valid keys which may be pressed. This means that
partitions 1, and 4 can be booted, also the first floppy drive
(F). The A means that 'advanced' mode may be entered, in which any
partition may be booted. The prompt for this mode looks like this:
The only other valid key which may be pressed is RETURN, which
continues booting with the default partition.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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- Re: 3FA ???
- From: "Eloy A. Paris" <email@example.com>