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No Bios signiture in Partition sector

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:49 am
by Hayat
HI Guys, I changed my BIos battry and now Im getting mount -p : no BIos Signiture in partition sector on /dev/hd0

Help please

RE: No Bios signiture in Partition sector

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:00 pm
by maschoen
Have you booted into the BIOS screens and looked around?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:20 am
by Hayat
Thanks maschoen, I have the exact same settings on Bioss that I had prior to changing the Bioss battry

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:18 am
by maschoen
Well that is strange. If you have a bootable floppy, then you can start the hard disk driver manually and peek at the first sector. I'd suggest starting with fdisk. That may tell you something.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:17 pm
by Hayat
Cheers maschoen, it ended up being "defining HDD readings manually in BIos". GUess I didn't look close enought :(

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:18 am
by CrankSoftware
This error is ussually because the last 2 bytes of block 0 of the hard disk aren't set to 0x55 0xAA. It ussually gets erased when someone uses "dd" to erase thier disk.

If you do a "fdisk /dev/hd0 info" you'll see the signature on the last line.