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> No Way To Install Boot Loader At Linux Install, boot loader fails at linux install
post Mar 13 2005, 10:53 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I've been installing zillion of times my Red Hat Linux 4.2 (kenel 2.2x)
on the same hard drive(1GB Maxtor)/same computer without encounting any problem. And all of a sudden, the install would fail
to install the boot loader: it wont install on the master boot record, it wont install it on the root partition (/dev/hda1)...and
it wont install it neither on a blank formatted floppy (/dev/fd0).
The error is simply "failed to install boot loader"....
I simply dont get it: I am under the 1024 boundary limit
and my 1GB hard drive has always taken Red Hat Linux 4.2 on it.
I checked that the /dev/hda1 partition was active + primary, and
it is.
Pentium 166 mmx
Some help pls.
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post Mar 13 2005, 01:36 PM
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Have you tried installing the boot loader to the MBR?

Otherwise, I'd suggest you try diffrent floppy disks. I recently went through my floppies, and had to throw away over 20, finding only 4 or 5 that I could make a boot disk out of. =/

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