Fixing Master Boot Record (Linux won't Boot)
Posted on 2000-03-25
Dual boot (IBM PC with Pentium 166, 64MB of Memory, and 10 Gig Hard Drive) with Win 98 and Mandrake Linux 6.0.
I accidenatlly delete two files from win 98's c: drive and when I restarted the computer none of the operating systems would boot up. I managed to fix windows and I got that running, but I think that in doing so I must have reset the Master Boot Record because I can no longer get the prompt that asks me which operating system would I like to Boot up when the computer starts.
I tried using the linux boot disk (I tried using both the linux command and the resuce command) but nothing works. I think that this is happening because linux is no longer attched to the master boot record, basically it is not mounted.
Don't know what else to do except reinstall linux