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RE: boot from hd (was RE: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?)

On Fri, 03 Sep 1999, Paul McHale wrote:
> Thanks for the help !  I'll give this a try.  When I boot I get 1F0 in the
> upper left part of the screen.  I think this is also the address of the
> CDROM drive.  Probably coincidence.

Actually the 1F0 is a prompt provided by the mbr package that
replaces the master boot record of your harddrive. If I remember
correctly 1 boots the first partition, F boots floppy A, and 0 allows
selection of booting from any partition 1-4 regardless of their
active setting.

Ashley Clark

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