Why do i get BOOT FAIL when making a MANDRAKE 8.2 LINUX bootable floppy?
Posted on 2004-09-07
I'm trying to install Mandrake Linux 8.2 on a "clean" harddrive. The computer won't let me boot from the CD first, so I am trying to make a boot disk for the A: drive. I've been successful in using RAWRITE to make the CDROM.img to make the floppy. When I turn the computer off, and try to boot from the floppy, i get BOOT FAIL. I have the appropriate equipment: PIV, 1 gig of RAM, 80 Gig hard drive.
-many different disks
-using the cdrom.img, hd.img, other.img etc...
-copying files to the new c: hard drive
-executing fdisk /mbr
the only thing that the computer will boot to is an old Windows ME disk.