Booting Linux Help! Help!
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Jun 14 14:15:50 UTC 2008
Brian McKee wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Email Message <sh_offshore at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> DOES ANYONE PERHAPS HAVE THE ANSWER TO MY PROBLEM WHICH IS THAT I CANNOT BOOT LINUX FROM MY HDD. I HAVE LOADED A BOOTABLE LINUX SYSTEM ON MY PC BUT IT WILL NOT BOOT.
> as pointed out by Nils earlier, you can't just copy the CD to the
> harddrive. To boot from a hard drive you usually use a Master Boot
> Record. CDs don't do it that way. So, your hard drive still has a
> Windows Master Boot Record even though it also has the CD on it.
> That's why the NTDLR message is there. It's also tough to install
> onto the same device you are booting up from.
> The easiest way is to burn the cd image onto a cd, boot from that CD
> and use that to install.
> If for some reason you can't do that, let us know what that problem is
> and we'll point out the appropriate work around.
It is possible he has a computer like mine. I loaded Hardy and when
finally it worked I rebooted and when it came back up I got Grub error
15. This can ruin your whole day :-)
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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