I am getting the same error after using XP in my dual operating system. I did browse about 12 pages of suggestions, most of which, admittedly, I am not familiar with, because I am still a novice
My PcLinuxOs was installed about 2 years ago, and I am not sure what version it is.
Since the problem occurs at a very early stage in booting, I am not sure if I will have access to the menu.lst file, or any editor. I will go to the bios setup menu to see if I can swap hd0 and hd1. I will check this forum later on to see if anyone has any other suggestions as a reply.
I also tried to figure how to make a bootable CD. Where are these files?
Yesterday I had to go to xp to use paintbrush, because I use it also at work. At some point Windows said I had to reboot after it installed some updates. Then the system rebooted to linux. Halfway through booting I noticed I had to go back to windows, and so I turned off the machine and then started windows. So this means the booting process was still working. I finished my work in windows and turned off the machine.
Next time the booting started to give me the following message:
Internal LAN MAC address: 00 ....
CPU Vcore: 1.26V
Verifying DMI Pool Data...
Boot from CD:
GRUB Loading stage1.5.
BRUB loading, please wait...
At the time I had a blank CD in the drive. Next time I removed it from the drive, but did not change anything.
Any ideas? I don't have a second PC, so I have to go somewhere else to check for replies. I can be reached here 647.894.6391.
Thanks in advance.
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