MBR not valid after Dapper installation
bmarcum at iglou.com
Sun Nov 19 07:05:43 UTC 2006
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:53:13 +0100, Roland Englmann
<englmann at ikkf.de> wrote:
> I installed Dapper Drake on an Acer TravelMate 290 (Pentium M 1,4 Ghz, 512 MB
> RAM, 40 GB HDD) without any further complications. Booting for the first time
> after installation stops after BIOS initialization, displaying the following
> "Hard disk boot sector invalid.
> Press 'H' to retry hard disk. Any other key for floppy"
> I cannot interpret this messages because beforehand the laptop was installed
> with Windows 2K and booted without interruption. By pressing the "any other
> key" :) the laptop boots grub (?) from CD (Dapper live cd). If "Boot from
> hard disk" is chosen from the CD menu, the system comes up like expected from
> a freshly installed box.
This machine may have "virus protection" in BIOS. Disable the protection
and reinstall grub.
Maybe Computer Science should be in the College of Theology.
-- R. S. Barton
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