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Hello everyone, I started using Knoppix 6.2 from a boot cd several days ago. It was everything it was cracked up to be, faster, more stable, ext. However, yesterday I ...
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    I screwed up badly - Knoppix 6.2 - bios problem


    Hello everyone, I started using Knoppix 6.2 from a boot cd several days ago. It was everything it was cracked up to be, faster, more stable, ext. However, yesterday I was attempting to make a usb version for my daugter's computer. I used the feature in preferences to install knoppix to flash disk. I mush have selected the wrong option. (sda ATA TOSHIBA MK2035GS) In doing so I changed the bios for my computer. Now when I try to boot up window I get an error message saying
    Could not find kernal image Linux. I have tried the standard F8 options for reseting bios with no luck. This computer is a few years old and I don't have a recovery disk for it. I considered trying to manually flash the bios, but never having done this before I wanted to ask for advice on this forum first. I can still run Linux from the cd, but I still need to access windows for a few applications. Does anyone know how to delete the bios option I installed from Linux? Or does anyone know of a program I could install that would allow me to choice between windows or Linux during a boot up? Thanks for reading, I look forward to everyones suggestions!

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    Hello and Welcome to the Forums.
    I don't think Linux messed with your BIOS. If anything, you probably toasted your Windows partition into oblivion but there is always hope.
    I think you should try booting the Knoppix CD again and open a terminal window to issue these commands and post your results back into this thread.
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    sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
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    Thanks for the reply! This is what I got


    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo fdisk - l

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
    fdisk -v Give fdisk version
    Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
    and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
    -u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
    -b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo mount
    rootfs on / type rootfs (rw,relatime)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
    /dev/sr0 on /mnt-system type iso9660 (ro,relatime)
    tmpfs on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    /dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro,relatime)
    unionfs on /UNIONFS type aufs (rw,relatime,si=492c0db3,noplink)
    unionfs on /home type aufs (rw,relatime,si=492c0db3,noplink)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/run type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/lock type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/log type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=102400k)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=20480k)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=1777)
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$

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    That should be an L in fdisk -l, not an I or 1.
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    Sorry about that

    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo fdisk - l

    Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
    fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
    fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
    fdisk -v Give fdisk version
    Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
    and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
    -u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
    -b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ sudo mount
    rootfs on / type rootfs (rw,relatime)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
    /dev/sr0 on /mnt-system type iso9660 (ro,relatime)
    tmpfs on /ramdisk type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    /dev/cloop on /KNOPPIX type iso9660 (ro,relatime)
    unionfs on /UNIONFS type aufs (rw,relatime,si=667b15d5,noplink)
    unionfs on /home type aufs (rw,relatime,si=667b15d5,noplink)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,relatime)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/run type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/lock type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=10240k)
    tmpfs on /UNIONFS/var/log type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=102400k)
    tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=20480k)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,relatime,size=1048576k)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=1777)
    knoppix@Microknoppix:~$

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    Code:
    sudo fdisk - l
    That isn't right either, too many spaces.
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    You'll get output sorta like this.
    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000714ac
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1        2563    20587266   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2           13411       19457    48572527+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda4   *        2564       13410    87128527+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            3947       10337    51335676    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sda6            2564        3946    11108884+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda7           10338       10370      265041   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda8           10371       12194    14651248+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda9           12195       13410     9767488+  83  Linux
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