On Sat 03 Sep 2011 at 18:31:29 +0000, joe evans wrote:
> trying to install debian in a multi-boot install and two failures.
> over wrote MBR in both cases, deleted partitions and started over.
You say below you did not install to the mbr.
> have a computer booting windows xp prof and fedora15, now working
> again. got to the points in installation to choose did not choose to
> write to MBR and got other choinces like (hda0,2), and (hda0,5) but
> got error message that could not write to that device.
The exact wording of the error message slips my memory but it is
essentially a warning. You chose to ignore it. Things didn't work out.
Any reason why you shouldn't install to the mbr?