[NBLUG/talk] Boot loader
iansuth at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 19 09:34:00 PST 2004
I have not been able to effect the boot loader.
Since I reinstalled, the system boots (with a floppy) into an older kernel.
A newer kernel, 2.4.20-30.9, is installed. How do I get the system to boot
into this kernel? How do I make a boot disk to boot into the newer kernel?
At 02:04 PM 3/16/2004, you wrote:
>[ moderator, ignore my message with the fsked up From: header -- time to
>fix my mutt send/folder-hooks ]
>On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 01:41:11PM -0800, Ian Sutherland wrote:
> > I have lost the boot loader for Linux (Red Hat 9) and DOS (Win XP). I
> > upgraded Red Hat 9 and edited the Boot Loader with seemingly all the
> > combinations and the computer continues to boot into Windows no sign of
> > Red Hat.
> > Suggestions?
>Did you let RedHat write to the MBR (Master Boot Record) ?
>If so, then the only thing I can think of that might prevent that
>happening is if your BIOS has some sort of anti-virus MBR protection
>As an aside, if this happens to anyone else, you certainly don't need
>to reinstall. Just grab a copy of some bootable run-from-the-cd
>distribution and use it to write a new MBR. Maybe someone else will
>suggest a good one -- I happen to use a Debian Woody installer which,
>although limited, does the trick. I also keep a copy of Linux BBC
>(Bootable Business Card) around, but I never use it.
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