MBR not valid after Dapper installation

Bill Marcum 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:
> Hi,
> 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 
> error:
> "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.

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