- Joined Apr 28, 2004
OK. I can't get any version of linux to boot off my hdd. For some reason I can't get the MBR to be written/accessed/something? I've wiped the drive out completely and installed slackware. I went ahead and did a DD for /dev/hda1. The file was saved under root, which is password protected. I am currently running knoppix. How can I access the root folder? Is there a way I can take ownership of the folder? gain credentials by inputting the password somehow? Please help If I can't get this to work, I'm giving up on linux forever. i've wasted 3 days trying to get this junk working. This is, sad to say, one of the many reasons why windows will continue to dominate. Heck, OS/2 wasn't this much of a pain to install.