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I have installed mandriva 2006 on my machine and it will not boot. I think it may have something to do with the motherboard drivers. My machine has the following ...
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    Angry Computer will not boot!!!


    I have installed mandriva 2006 on my machine and it will not boot.
    I think it may have something to do with the motherboard drivers.
    My machine has the following hardware,
    msi K7N2 Delta islr(6570) motherboard with nforce2 chipset
    amd athlon xp 2600 prossesor
    200gb maxtor diamondmax plus 9 HD
    Geforce 4 video card
    soundblaster live sound card
    If anyone has had a similer problem and knows how to fix it please help.
    Can you load drivers from a cd in the rescue shell.
    I am new at this please be patient.

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    What do you mean when you say it won't boot?
    Do you recieve any errors?
    If so, what are they?
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    Ok I got it to boot by putting a fat32 partition on the drive.
    aparantly the mobo wont boot the drive without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadzilla
    Ok I got it to boot by putting a fat32 partition on the drive.
    Now this sounds wierd. Although it has worked I am curious as to how it actually happened. Can you shed some light on this?
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    Question

    I have no clue how it happened.
    All I know is the system would not "see" linux on the drive even though it was there.
    the only thing I changed in the reistall was the HD is now half fat32.

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    boot record

    Sounds like the boot record was not correct - ie no linux - then reinstall - twiddle whatever (in this case the partioning... then the re-install rebuilds the MBR and voila - boots ...
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