[SOLVED] How am I supposed to fix my BIOS?
Here's the story (and it is a bit of a long post):
So I've used Ubuntu for quite some time, and I decided to try a more serious distro. I chose Arch. After installing on a VM a couple of times, I decided to go ahead and install Arch on a new partition. When I got to the part in the installer where it put me into cfdisk to set up the partitions on the hard drive, it gave me this error:
FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 1: Partition ends in the final partial cylinder
Press any key to exit cfdisk
I tried a couple of times, and they all failed. So I removed the partition intended for Arch using Gparted. I then did something stupid. I forgot that live CD sessions take a while to shut down, so I forced it to shut down with the power button.
So this morning, I turned it on and the bios boot-up screen was shifted up and to the left so that about 1/4 of it was out of the screen, and instead of a blue background, it was black. I attempted to boot to a live cd again, but the video out cut out when I got into the boot order menu.
The two mistakes I see that I did were:
1. not reviewing partitioning rules as to where the boot sector goes and
2. forcing a shut down.
But I don't see how that could have led to a BIOS problem.
I believe that I'll need to completely reinstall, but how do I do that with my BIOS on the fritz?
EDIT: changed post title from
Any guesses at the cause of this problem?
How am I supposed to fix my BIOS?