RE: boot from hd (was RE: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?)
You were right. I get another menu:
When I looked around the corner at the PC front, I saw the floppy light come
on when I pressed F during either the 1FA: or 1234F: prompt. I put a floppy
in and pressed F and it is now booting.
I am assuming this means there is no boot record on the HD since 1,2,3 and 4
don't work ...
I guess I'll try LILO tonight.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Wim
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 12:26 PM
> To: Paul McHale
> Cc: debian-user
> Subject: RE: boot from hd (was RE: Why use Debian? Why not Red Hat?)
> Try pressing 'a', for 'A'dvanced. That should give you some more
> options, if
> my memory serves correct. You probably have more partitions that
> 1, but they
> aren't showing up.
> On 03-Sep-99 Paul McHale wrote:
> > I was mistaken, it is 1FA. I am not sure how to enter 1. The
> exact prompt
> > is
> > 1FA:
> > When I press a key I get nothing. When I press enter, I get
> another prompt:
> > 1FA:1FA:
> > Is there a special way to enter it ?
> >> 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.
> Wim Kerkhoff
> A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention,
> with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla.
> -- Mitch Ratcliffe
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