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« on: October 11, 2007, 07:22:27 AM »

Hmm, this one's new for me.
I got 90% through the install and it failed so I had to reboot. Disk 1 of the install wouldn't work to boot it up. A windows disk won't work. And not even my various rescue disks worked. I must have fubar'ed the MBR pretty bad(it used to be GRUB / dual boot'ed with Windows). I did a clean install and erased the Windows so it would only be Linux(Fedora Core 7). I'm just trying to erase the entire disk so I can start over, but I can't even get Dos floppy's to boot! What can I do?? Undecided

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 10:59:13 PM »

It seems like you need to enter your BIOS to see if the factory settings have accidentally been started up. So you need to make sure that the floppy drive is the first boot device, second needs to be your optical drive and third is your hard drive.

See if that can be the reason for the problem and then report back

Good luck.

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