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Old 04-06-2004, 08:42 AM   #1
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Angry Notebook wont boot Mandrake after instalation!


I’m trying to convert to Linux. I have mandrake 10 up and running on my desktop pc. Now after installing mandrake on my laptop witch as a “Powered by Suse Linux” sticker on is so it must have worked with Linux before, though I only used XP on it, wont bood up.

After a second complete install (thought that there might have been an error during installation) and reboot the system wont boot, it just reads the stiffy drive and asks that I should insert a boot disk.

Can anybody help me?
Old 04-06-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Did you install a bootloader such as GRUB or LILO on the hard drive or a floppy?



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