BeOS No Longer Bootable!!

By MYOB
Oct 12, 2002
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  1. I have got Mandrake 9.0 installed and working now, and I get offered two boot loaders: first, the Mandrake one, which i think is GRUB, and then if i pick Windows, the XP one. Neither can boot BeOS. I have a second BeOS Dano install on an backup partition on a second HDD, and can boot this by floppy, but it can no longer see the BeOS 5.04 on the first HDD

    my drives are like so:

    HDD1: partition 1, XP (FAT32)
    Partition 2, 98 (FAT32)
    Partition 3, BeOS (BFS)
    Partition 4, Mandrake (EXT2 [have tried it as EXT3])
    Partition 5, Linux Swap (umm......)

    HDD2: Partition one, unused FAT32
    Partition two, BeOS Dano (BFS)

    BootMagic in XP does nothing, just allows me to boot XP/98.... it can't see the BFS partition either
  2. MYOB

    MYOB Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 527

    Wait... I'm getting there!

    BeOS, XP, 98 now booting, trying to get Mandrake back up and booting
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    If you have booted BeOS successfully, install its Bootman. It should boot all of your operating systems, if you just choose the right partitions while installing it.
  4. MYOB

    MYOB Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 527

    umm.... no

    it can't boot Mandrake... assuming i am right in selecting the normal and not the swap partition to boot from?
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