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After installing Caldera 2.3, I thought, on reboot it failed with the message,"no operating system', In all I attempted 5 installations, varying the boot location, all failed with the same message. I was previously running Caldera 2.2, with no difficulties. A solution would be wonderfu. Regards, Frances Nicholson

I assume Lilo was installed as I was asked where I
wanted boot manager.

The whole hard drive is used by Linux no partitions.
except those made by Linux during installation

The machine would have held just 2.3,
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packratt_jkConnect With a Mentor Commented:
boot from the cd


when lilo comes up asking for an image type this:
boot root=/dev/hda1


then, it will be just like you booted into your system from the hard drive.  Now you can make a boot disk so you can at least boot.

What are the parameters of your drive?
If you don't want windows at all, you can type this:

dd if=/boot/vmlinuz of=/dev/hda ; rdev /dev/hda /dev/hda1

that will install the boot image to the mbr.
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nogoatallAuthor Commented:
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packratt_jkCommented:
Did you install lilo???

do you have multiple partitions???

Is 2.3 installed on a different partition than 2.2 was???
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nogoatallAuthor Commented:
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packratt_jkCommented:
try this:

dd if=/boot/vmlinuz of=/dev/fd0 ; rdev /dev/fd0 /dev/hda1



make sure there is a disk in the drive.
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poggaCommented:
Make sure the BIOS is looking to boot from the hard disk.  Some of them wont find an operating system on the hard disk if the CD-ROM is checked first.
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nogoatallAuthor Commented:
Where do I type the line, there is no    
command prompt, after memeory, bios ,etc, the no operating system pops up,
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richardwilkinsCommented:
When I tried to use Partition Magic to create a dual Win98/Linux disk, I had similar boot problems, and decided I really didn't need to keep Windows, and used fdisk to delete both partitions.  I then installed 2.3 on an old machine and it works (kind of).  I  tried it on a newer machine with a new video card, and neither one would give me an decent resolution (video mode Linux calls it).  I've now joined several questions so that I can keep up to date.  Hope you don't mind.

Richard
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