Unlikely. MS tools ARE dumb, but not that
badly programmed. I'd assume you just
encountered a hardware fault
it wasactually M$IE that caused the issue that made me feel scan disk was necessary when it crashed with a general protection fault.
And this confirms my thesis. A bootable CD doesn't
need a MBR on the HDD for anything. Did you play
with BIOS settings to make the box faster, or something
to that effect?
linux cd i used was the source code, not binary. i was told by a friend i used the wrong one. source code booted and wanted to go to rescue mode (7.1).
i haven't touched the bios in about a month since i added a new cdrw since hte old one died.
Your profile says RedHat (7.1 and 9.0). So I am pretty sure RH9.0 has rescue mode, I don't know about 7.1?
apparently it does.
however it all runs off the disk. i've neverhad to go thisfar into the guts of linux. i am not a guru. i do prefer it for it's stability but mostly just manuever around in it and use it for things like programming and the red hat 9 box is an internal server (home network)
i expected a mini kernel on the emergency boot disk so it would not need to find it...yetit complains about thatand then gives me a prompt it doesn't respond to
btw: i tired the recover and it gave me a shell and i tried
lilo -r /mnt/system
as well as trying to get grub to remake it, but in both it complained it couldn't find the program (lilo and grub)
i think it was trying to run off the image on the disk which isn't full