[lug] LILO Boot Problem

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Thu Jan 11 09:20:42 MST 2001

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 09:10:35AM -0700, Steve Mathias wrote:
> So, I tried running 'fdisk /mbr' and the response is "Unable to open /mbr".  I
> guess this would be a good explanation for why the machine won't boot ;-)
> What can I do to fix this?

Err, 'fdisk /mbr' is a DOS command to create a new MBR
on a disk--the error message you show us looks like a
message from the linux fdisk program (which expects a 
device name as its first non-switch parameter, i.e.
'fdisk /dev/hda1').

Ralf Mattes

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