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Re: Default selection for boot menu?

From: Sascha Wildner <saw@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:03:56 +0200

Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 01:16:55PM +0800, W B Hacker wrote:
: Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
: >Addendum: pressing the F1 key does nothing. Keyboard just beeps at me : >when I
: >press a key.
: >
: >Jonathon McKitrick
: >--
: >My other computer is your Windows box.
: : Is there an MBR with a 'broken' boot manager or bootable image on the : device the BIOS is pointing to?
: : If there is none at all, there will usually be a BIOS error message.
: : It sounds as if, instead, the BIOS believes it has made a sucessful : hand-off.

I used to just use 'dangerously dedicated' mode to blow everything away and
take over the entire HD.  No boot mgr needed.  I thought the DFly install
would do something similar, but I can't tell how to.  Or, if not, how to get
things working the way they should with a boot mgr.

I tried:
fdisk -I

Not sure what's next.

Make sure you have packed mode enabled:

boot0cfg -B -o packet /dev/...



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