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Date:      Thu, 4 May 1995 12:38:41 -0600 (CDT)
From:      Meng Kam Chong <chong@eecs.ukans.edu>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   The small program
Message-ID:   <199505041738.MAA11898@mitchell.eecs.ukans.edu.eecs.ukans.edu>

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Hi,

   I have tried to install the BSD to my 486 machine.  But I was not success
because I do not have a cdrom reader that can be recognized by BSD.

   So, I copied part of the BSD source code to my hard disk, and install from
it.  Then, I am able to install the basic system, the help mannual.

   Recently, my hard disk crashed. I think it is the Boot Manager program that 
cause the problem. Before my computer crashed, I was using NORTON utility. The
NORTON told me that a samll program was trying to write something to my boot
sector, then it asked me whether I want to solve the problem.  Then I press
yes and the system reboot.  My computer crashed.
 
When I first installed the BSD, I installed the boot manager so I could choose 
to boot from dos or BSD.  Seem like the boot manager write something to my boot
sector of my hard disks and destroy my dos partition table. When my partition
table was destroyed, it gave a the message "invalid partition table" when
I rebbot my machine.  CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO DELETE THE BOOT MANAGER OR
HOW TO SOLVE IT?  Even though I have re-installed all my application, I still
get the message that a program is still trying to write something to my boot
sector.  I afraid that it will crash my hard disks again.

   I bought my FreeBSD 2.0 in Jan 1995, can I return and exchange it with
linux slackware because I don't have the hardware to install BSD.  I can pay 
for the shipping and handling.

   If I can exchange my FreeBSD with linux slackware, what should I do?


   Thank you  very much.


Your customer,
Wesley Chong 



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