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Old 04-02-2004, 08:56 AM   #1
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Still getting option screen at boot after format of disc


I installed Mandrake 10 and have had little to no problems but I formatted my disk so that I can set it up that windoze reads my hdb. Or E: if you like.

Now when I boot the system it still asks what I want to boot,
:Linux
:windoze
I am sure that I don't have to list them all. You get the drift.

My drive is reading normal in windoze as E: It is showing healthy ntfs.
So why I am getting the option screen and how do I get rid of it.

No I DO NOT plan on abandoning Mandrake!!!!
I just want to understand and fix this problem.

Thanks in advance for the help and by the way an anyone tell me what's on the fourth disk of Mandrake 10.

Thanks.


Up with the Drake!
Down with the snake!
 
Old 04-02-2004, 08:59 AM   #2
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If you are trying to get rid of the menu, run 'fixmbr' from the XP cd.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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you can also use your 1st mandrake installation cd and use the "rescue" option to erase lilo bootloader
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:24 AM   #4
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Well I tried to run fixmbr and now when I try to run recovery console my keyboard gets locked out.

I SO $#@%%@ HATE WINDOZE. But I have alot of midi/audio editing work to do and need Sonar to do it so.....

I can't even get past the screen in xp where it says enter to install.

Not a LINUX problem I know. Just going on a rant.

I have to compile RoseGarden or sonar equivilent.

Any way I'll try using my Mandrake cd.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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The whole thing was caused by a problem with power.

Believe it or not!!!

I changed outlets and way to go. Got everything fixed up.


Last edited by Jacksenflamed; 04-02-2004 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 04:43 PM   #6
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wow i dint know power could mess with MBR's, that's gnarly dude! lol
 
Old 04-02-2004, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yeah I know. If I hadn't seen it for myself I would have a hard time swallowing it.
Right after I got mine working I went to my friends computer store and he did the same thing just to prove it to me.

He tried to install in one outlet and everthing froze right after the system was loaded to memory for install.
Then moved the pc to the very next outlet and no problem.

Has done this with many systems.
As I said, strange but true.

Oh well on with the crusade,

Up with the Drake!
Down with the snake!
 
  


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