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    Transplanted disk won't boot

    My trusty nine year old machine has finally bitten the dust. It was originally a windows machine but was converted to dual boot with two disks. The current linux disk is a about a year old. In an attempt to regain my system I have transplanted the Linux disk into another machine as the sole disk.
    It will not boot. I suspect this is because I do not have the bootloader installed on to the MBR. I am using mandriva 2008.

    Can anone advise how I fix this problem?

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    Linux Enthusiast L4Linux's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Use SuperGrubCd. It can make any patition bootable.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    SuperGRUB CD will re-install Boot Loader in MBR but if problem remains, post exact error message here. What does machine display at startup?
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    I have yet to try the CD. It requires some fiddling as my only CD burner is on the malfunctioning machine. I need to swap it to this one.

    However I do not get an error message as such.
    It gets as far as the message saying "verifying DMA pool data" and hangs.

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