Ive got a 30 gig master (hda) drive with win98 on it and a 4 gig slave (hdb) with linux (mdk 10).
I bought a 80 gig drive so could reinstall win98 on it and re-install linux onto the 30 gig one. However the BIOS in my 433 Celeron dinosaur wouldn't recognise the 80 gig drive
, so I've reinstalled win98 on the 30 gig and am arranging to swap the 80 gig for a 40 gig which hopefully will work.
I'd put a BIOS password on after my 6 year old son got into the BIOS , BUT when trying to add the new drive I couldn't remember the password (or where I'd written it down
) Duh! I killed my bios and reset the processor speed, but couldn't remember what else to modify.
After I couldn't get BIOS to autodetect the 80 gig drive, I put everything back to normal. with win98 on the hda and linux on hdb.
When checking linux, I found that Xwindows wouldn't start - due to (I think) a changed setting in the bios.
To compound my stupidity, I went ahead and re-installed win98 on hda (wasn't that fun - NOT) - without making a mandrake boot disk!!!
Now I have no access to linux, as the win98 install over wrote LILO!
I backed up all the rpms and tar.gz files I had on linux ready for a re-install, except one critical file.
I can't access my linux partition and I have a mis-configured BIOS setting in the graphics handling
In Award BIOS settings, does anyone generally change any values from their defaults (excepting the processor speed)?
How can I get access to my linux partition to backup the high score list for crack attack (solo) - my wife have the top spot and she'll kill me if I lose that high score list!!! - will a knoppix CD see my ext partitions from another linux install?
PS I didn't take the "sit on your hands and think about the command three times" advice!