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[ale] My boot sector looks dead.
- Subject: [ale] My boot sector looks dead.
- From: pynk at cc.gatech.edu (Ben Phillips)
- Date: Sat, 2 Jan 1999 15:20:23 -0500 (EST)
On Sat, 2 Jan 1999, Mike Kachline wrote:
> Given that you've got LILO installed in your boot sector, the way I've
> always gotten through this problem is to boot my trusty DOS 6.22 boot disk and
> "fdisk /mbr", then boot/root into Linux and re-install LILO.
Another friend already suggested I try that, actually. I re-installed LILO
and still only get LI when I boot from that drive, which is why I began
assuming damage to the HD. (That, and the fact that all this trouble began
after a sudden power outage -- I have no UPS.)
*sigh* I've been booting off of a floppy with no troubles, so I suppose I
just won't worry about it. I'd still be interested in where to find an
explanation of first/second stage boot loaders, though, if anyone knows.
Ben Phillips / '_' ) ,,, "If it's a hobby for us and a
pynk at cc.gatech.edu | | ()|||||||||[:::) job for you, then why are you
\__.-._) ''' doing such a shoddy job?"
-- Linus Torvalds to Microsoft