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Old 12-27-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
o0linuxkid0o
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Question Manual BIOS setup help!


I love linux, but I have a friend who is a newbie. He has an old 386SX Jetta Jetbook laptop. It has a Windoze folder, but it will only run from an emergency diskette because it it was taken off the manual bios. I need a program to tell me the specific info like cylinders/heads/etc. so I can put the hdd back in the bios. Thnx 4 the help & btw, it has like 2mb of ram. lol, i think it either didn't boot the windows on the hdd or it had 3.1.


Thanks for all of the help.
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Old 12-28-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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You can boot with a linux floppy and run:
fdisk -l /dev/hdc
 
Old 12-28-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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ok, ill try it.

-thnx

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Old 12-28-2004, 11:18 AM   #4
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didn't werk... it sat dere 4 ever doin nuttin wen I put the linux diskette in. it froze right after post. I have a dos diskette that werks, but it has no utils that say cylinders/heads/secters/etc. it just sez my 107 mb. A dos program would du the trik.

I think it's called POST n e waze.

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Old 12-28-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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didn't werk... it sat dere 4 ever doin nuttin wen I put the linux diskette in. it froze right after post. I have a dos diskette that werks, but it has no utils that say cylinders/heads/secters/etc. it just sez my 107 mb. A dos program would du the trik.

I think it's called POST n e waze.

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Old 12-29-2004, 07:50 AM   #6
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Linux (as I read) wouldn't run with less than 4mb RAM. I had a 486 that once wouldn't boot from a Linux floppy because of this. So yeah, a DOS util is the way. Otherwise, you could remove the HDD from the laptop and temporarily place it in another comp.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:59 PM   #7
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hello? does anyone have any apps?!?!
 
  


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