RE: boot from hd (was RE: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?)
I was mistaken, it is 1FA. I am not sure how to enter 1. The exact prompt
When I press a key I get nothing. When I press enter, I get another prompt:
Is there a special way to enter it ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ashley Clark [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 6:18 PM
> To: Paul McHale; Patrick Olson
> Cc: debian-user
> Subject: 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