LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
linuxuser05
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Master Boot Record


I want to install Red Hat Linux 9.0 on my machine. I had a friend download it for me and burn it on a CD (he also installed it on a machine he has). I was talking to him on how to install it and he told me that he ran into a problem during the installation with a problem with the Master Boot Record. He said he fixed it with FDISK. I wanted to know the details of this problem and how to fix it before I even try to install Red Hat.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
Thymox
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Cornwall, England.
Distribution: Debian + Ubuntu
Posts: 4,345

Rep: Reputation: 57
Welcome to LQ, linuxuser.

Without further information about what the problem you friend encountered, it is almost impossible to say what you may need to do. Sorry - a little more info needed.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
FLOODS
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: GA
Distribution: Fedora Core 4 Desktop/Server.
Posts: 361

Rep: Reputation: 30
My best guess would be fdisk /mbr which deletes the master boot record.. but it's nearly impossible to just randomly guess right at the problem he encountered and what he did to cure it.
 
Old 01-11-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
scout435
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Viola
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
? Maybe he needed to move a partion so that Linux could have the first 1024 lines to boot properly?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Recovering Master Boot Record mher Linux - General 1 05-07-2004 03:27 PM
master boot record help sfr7 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 10 04-25-2004 09:52 AM
master boot record alaios Linux - General 1 04-22-2003 09:41 AM
Rebuilding the Master Boot Record vinref Linux - Software 2 09-29-2002 09:39 AM
master boot record dark_light Linux - General 11 07-03-2002 06:21 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration