[Gllug] Extremely strange disk imaging problem.

John Edwards john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk
Thu Jan 20 17:40:55 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 05:32:20PM +0000, david at gbenet.com wrote:
> Windows 2000 Pro does prevent you from booting from a CD or DVD - and the only way to get
> rid of Windows 2000 Pro is to delete the MBR.
> In fact though you can set your order of boot in the BIOS this is ignored. I have installed
> Windows 2000 Pro about 6 times - all on laptops all with the BIOS to boot from the CD or DVD
> drive and all fail to boot. I've used DFSee to delete the MBR - success!

What CD were you trying to boot?

No sane BIOS should be reading the hard disk MBR before deciding
whether to boot from a CD, but the software on the CD itself might.

|    John Edwards   Email: john at cornerstonelinux.co.uk    |
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