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Thread: Naughty, Fedora! Naughty!
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Naughty, Fedora! Naughty!
I found out the machine wouldn't boot from the cd rom so I went into the BIOS and changed the boot sequence. Piece of cake.
First I put Xandros Desktop 2 on it, but had second thoughts because it has no firewall and is based on KDE...and no matter how much you tweak it, KDE is just butt ugly.
I had been using FC2 with few problems, but Core 3 was about to come out so I waited.
For me, FC3 has had all the charm of a cold water enema, but I figured some of my problems might be related to my ancient hardware, so I tried it on my nephew's machine.
Pretty much the same issues there. So I popped the first FC2 install disc in the drive and rebooted. FC3 completed ignored the boot sequence! It's holding the machine hostage. I tried several times, even shutting down and starting up again with the disc in the drive. I checked out the BIOS and the boot settings are as I made them.
So, what's the deal here? I'm sure it's something that can be resolved (though I about pee my pants at the prospect of some convoluted command line operation), I'm just ignorant.
well, there should be someplace on the actual MB( where you can physically erase the bios and start again.
no clue why it would do that
Had Mandrake 10.1 do that very same trick on one of my older machines, used a live CD to kill the HD so it would stop booting, silliest thing I have seen in a while.