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Old 10-11-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
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Hang at "Verifying DMI Pool Data"


After "Verifying DMI Pool Data" I get "L 99 99 99 99" and so on.
I am using Windows XP Professional. I used to have Slackware 10 on a partition but I deleted that partition with Partition Magic 8.0 so that might be why things aren't working. I'm not sure though since I _think_ I have been able to reboot after doing that.

I have tried booting from a cd, the installation disc for WinXP, and typed in FIXBOOT and FIXMBR which was supposed to have fixed my problem according to some site I found but it didn't.

I don't have a floppy drive.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 07:12 AM   #2
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fdisk /MBR should do the trick.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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I tried booting from the Slackware 10 installation disk 1 (I don't have the live rescue one) and got:

Unable to open /MBR
 
Old 10-11-2004, 08:49 AM   #4
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Use a Windows boot up disk.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 08:59 AM   #5
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Well I don't have a floppy drive. At first I tried with the WinXP installation disc and pressed R for repair, so I got to the same place where I did FIXBOOT and FIXMBR but fdisk /MBR didn't work there.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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I downloaded Knoppix but I don't know how to uninstall LILO.
I tried typing in lilo -u hde1 which is where Windows is installed. but all I got back was:

Unrecognized token "! Please edit /etc/lilo.conf before running lilo!" at or above line 20 in file '/etc/lilo.conf'

Now, I went there but I don't know what I'm supposed to change.
The error message I get when rebooting is "invalid second stage index sector".
 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:04 AM   #7
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Problem solved.
I reinstalled everything.
 
  


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