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Old 05-05-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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Inspiron 8100 won't boot...


I am fixing a dell inspiron 8100 for a friend who wanted me to load winsuck. I tried but two separate xp OSes frose during the same part of the setup (loading divices). So of course I loaded a real OS; slack. It installed perfectly, but it won't boot. I installed LILO, and when that didn't work, I tried MBR. Boot disks, like the Ultimate Boot CD, won't show any linux partition. Thanks for any imput on what is causing this booting problem.
 
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Are you sure the hard drive is good?
 
Old 05-05-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Problem solved: bad hardware.

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