New Intel mobo not even booting….

This morning, found this blog post:

Herman Bos » Blog Archive » Got new hardware (DG965WH); yay; doesn’t even boot
Normally Linux doesn’t need to have its partition marked with the boot flag (windows does), so I didn’t really guess something like this myself. But it seems that the Intel BIOS checks the partition table and only agrees to boot from a disk if a partition is marked with the boot flag.

Intel, you utter, utter cocks.

One thought on “New Intel mobo not even booting….

  1. I ran into this recently. Bloody confusing.

    I can only begin to dread what would happen if you did not have an MS-DOS disklabel.

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