That was the issue. The boot order was hdd before cd and since the mbr was filled it just defaulted to the disk. Thanks for the help.


On 12/28/05, Bernd Blaauw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Benjamin Abernathy schreef:
> Maybe this has been asked already and sorry if it has. I just
> downloaded the CD image FreeDoS Beta 9 SR 2 and am attempting to
> install it on VMWare Workstation 5.5. The CD boots up fine and I am
> able to use the free fdisk utility to create a primary partition.
> After doing so I reboot and I get the error: partion signature != 55AA
> then it hangs. Has anybody seen this before?
> Thanks
> Ben
yes. Boot from cdrom again, and you will be able to format the partition
(put a filesystem on it). The MBR is filled (pointing to partition), but
partition has no filesystem yet, no bootsector and no kernel files.
That's why you need to boot from installation medium twice.

probably your bootsequence set to "harddisk, cdrom, diskette" ?


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