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Old 05-14-2003, 09:05 PM   #1
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Cannot Boot Mandrake 9.1, HELP!

I installed Mandrake 9.1 alongside my Windows XP on my computer this afternoon. I created a boot disk, and used "fixmbr" in the Windows XP Recovery Console to bring things back to the nt-loader. I found out the boot disk doesn't work, what should I do? Can I use the Mandrake install disks to boot linux and reinstall lilo or grub? How? Any ideas?

I went into the console from the Mandrake CD, typed in "grub-install /dev/hda," at [root@rescue /]# and I got the following error(s):

/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: sed
/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: uniq
/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: sed
/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: sed
/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: sed
/usr/sbin/grub-install: line 1: sed

/dev/hda does not have any corresponding BIOS drive.
Old 05-15-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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i think you can use the rescue mode in your mandrake cd...
Old 05-20-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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Ugh, that sounds like what happened to me. I tried to install Mandy 9.1 numerous times (it was my first distro). I'd go thru the whole process, make a bootdisk, get ready to reboot, and [deflate] no hard drive boot. Then [deflate lower] the boot disk would freeze on L and begin to display 01 01 01 01 01....

I didn't have nearly sufficient experience to fix the problems. I wish I could be of assistance here. I thought I read something about updating "drakconf" after installation (but before reboot) to resolve the boot disk problem. I can't remember where I read it however, so I may be giving garbage advice. I couldn't test updating to combat the bug, since I didn't have a web connection.

RH solved my Mandy problem. Someday, I'll learn how to get 9.1 working though .
Old 05-21-2003, 01:45 AM   #4
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Red Hats works fine for me... i used Mandrake 9.1 but i switched back to Red Hat...
Old 05-21-2003, 08:50 AM   #5
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check out this thread. it works for me with mandrake9.1 and other distros.


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