I had RH 5.0 Linux installed for about one day, and then
decided to re-install it (again) to add my ZIP drive.
I suppose when I did this, I must have monkeyed with
the partitions, or something. In any case, when I got to
the end of the install, it alerted me that it could not write
the boot commands. After numerous installs I receive this
So I exit the install and re-boot on a DOS bootdisk. My 4.3
gig drive was partitioned into a 2.0, a 2.someother, and a
70-meg swap partition. I use DOS Fdisk to kill the
2.someother and the 70-meg.
After rebooting, I check the size of drive C:, and it reads 2.0 G.
Scandisk reveals some 50 illegal directories on it, a messed
up FAT, and several other errors. I format it, and it still goes
to 2.0 g.
So then I use FDisk to remove that partition, leaving me with
no partitions on my HD. I then try to make one big partition
which I will then divide in FIPS. I think what happened then
(This was at 3:00 last night) was that FDisk only allowed a
2.0 gig partition, which I made.
FDisk and FIPS recognized it as a 2.0 gig partition, they
had no idea where the other 2.someodd gigs of my HD space
went, and DOS dir read _4.3_ gigs free on Drive C.
So then I threw my hands up and went for restorrb.exe and
restored one of the configurations that FIPS backs up. The
best one I've been able to back up is a partition with a 70
meg swap, a 2.150, and a _4.33_. All of these coexist at
the same time. A 4.33 gig HD partitioned into a total of 6.5 gigs.
I have found no way to correct this error. Scandisk says al
is well on all three drives. I have no idea if my original error,
in the boot record, has been fixed. I don't want to proceed with a
Linux install because I don't want to make things worse.
I have no idea how to fix this problem. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
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