Subject: Re: i386 booting, take 2
To: Phil Nelson <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/21/1998 18:10:18
On Mon, 21 Sep 1998, Phil Nelson wrote:
> If I understand what you are saying here, this CAN NOT be done on
> all machines.  I have HP machines here at WWU that refuse to boot
> from any partition that contains the very first track on the disk.
> I can try again, but unless things have changed since 1.2 in
> terms of the boot support, I'm sure it can't be done.

Are you sure that the refusal to boot comes from the BIOS, rather than
from the code in the MBR?  If it's the MBR code, then just replace that.

--apb (Alan Barrett)