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Re: MBR Clean up



> 
> I posted a message some time ago about a problem installing Linux 6.0 and
> now that exams have finished, I'm giving it another go...
> 
> The Background
> --------------
> I'd installed Linux 5.2 successfully, which then stopped working when I
> repartitioned the HD using Partition Magic to make room for MatLab. I
> added a new HD for the sole purpose of Linux but having been trhough the
> whole installing faff for 6.0, I get the error error message saying I
> can't make a boot up disk (the floppy drive doesn't even churn) nor does
> it let me install LILO. Linux 5.2 has the same problem.
> 
> The Possible Solution?
> ----------------------
> I've restored the hardware configuration to the previous setting and I
> still get the same problem so I'm now suspecting that the fault lies in
> the MBR. I read in a PC magazine that FDISK can be used to repair the
> MBR. It also says that the command is "Fdisk/MBR" but it didn't work for
> me... 
That would be fdisk /mbr not Fdisk/MBR, try that instead.

> BIOS Virus protector
> --------------------
> The other possible solution is that the BIOS virus checker might be
> enabled -the last time I found it, it was disabled.... The stupid thing is
> I just can't find the damn thing in the BIOS manager! Where could it be??
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> tak 

Depends on what BIOS it is, but generally it is one of the first 3-5
sections excluding powermanagement if you have it.


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