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Old 2007-11-16, 02:41   #8
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Aug 2002

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pps. run "fdisk /dev/hda" and check the boot flag is set for the linux partition. "man fdisk" too.
Note the asterisk:

# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb8bfb8bf

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        9729    78148161   83  Linux
Does the drive show up in the BIOS?

First you need to make sure the drive is being seen physically before you start worrying about the MBR and stuff. There are numerous ways to install or repair a MBR.
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