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I had mandriva 2005 installed. Then I formatted and installed it a few times due to many different things. Then I tried to install it again. First time my Mx510 didn't work. Then I unpluged it and ect... and I got it to work. But from now on in the linux installation it works for a few seconds then stops. So I did the rest with a keybaord. It froze once. Then the next time it completed. I started up my comp waiting for teh bootloader. Then I get a message saying 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
on my screen after the BIOS information. Then it just stays there. I did it another few times and it froze. Then I got the 9s. I flashed my firmware on my Dw1625 and it still does everything I said. It was working perfectly before. What is wrong and how do I get this to work?
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
I got those 9999999's before and what I did was I didn't not install the bootloader onto the MBR primary. There is a shortcut way to do this by putting in disc 1 and going into rescue/restore mode. Unfortunately, I do not remember the command to fix the master boot record.
There is a shortcut way to do this by putting in disc 1 and going into rescue/restore mode. Unfortunately, I do not remember the command to fix the master boot record
If you boot into rescue mode off the disk it'll be in the little menu it gives you once its started up - something like 'restore boot loader'. Anyway Mandrake/Mandriva uses lilo so you could always do something like