-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Nerius Landys wrote: >> However, when I reboot (without floppies) I still get the message >>> Detecting IDE Primary Master ... [Press F4 to skip] >>> >>> and when I go into BIOS , it still doesn't detect the IDE disk. >>> >>> How do I format disk so BIOS recognises it ? >> >> I'm pretty sure this isn't a matter of what bits and bytes are on your >> hard disk. (It's not an issue of formatting.) Someone correct me if I'm >> wrong someone. It seems that the issue is a hardware issue. For example, >> try a different jumper configuration on the back of the physical hard >> drive. Also, there are probably two places on the IDE cable where you can >> plug in your hard drive. Try plugging your hard drive to the very end IDE >> connector (not the middle one) and try setting the hard drive jumper >> configuration to "master". This might help. Just an idea. >> >> > A couple of other thoughts. In the BIOS settings you can probably set the > order of devices it will try to boot from. Set your hard drive as the first > device, or at least make sure it's in the list of devices to boot. > > Once you get the BIOS to recognize your drive and try to boot from it, if it > still ain't booting it probably means that you didn't write anything to the > hard disk MBR during install. You didn't install a boot manager or a simple > boot program into the MBR.
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