Boot failure on new installation (HD & Floppy)
Setup: Old 486 166MHz PM
New 40 Gig Hard Drive
The slackware ISO was too big to burn onto a CD, so I copied the files and dropped gnome.
Boot and root disks work fine, and the install is a dream. However, the PC will not boot from the HD or the boot disk made during the installation. Both floppy and HD boots give a "Boot fail" response. I suspect this is something to to with the way the hard drive is configured.
hda1 = 39 gig, formatted to Linux and flagged as boot, plus a 1 gig swap partition.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Previous attempts had lilo boot the HD. I've just tried an installation with the boot set to MBR. This gave a new error: L40 40 40 40 40 40... followed by a system reboot, which lead to the L40 40 40 40 40 40 screen and reboot...
Last edited by Polaris2203; 09-11-2003 at 02:54 PM.