Linux install failed - Now can't boot - Need suggestions!

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Hmm, this one's new for me. I got 90% through the install and it failed so I had to reboot. Disk 1 of the install wouldn't work to boot it up. A windows disk won't work. And not even my various rescue disks worked. I must have fubar'ed the MBR pretty bad(it used to be GRUB / dual boot'ed with Windows). I did a clean install and erased the Windows so it would only be Linux(Fedora Core 7). I'm just trying to erase the entire disk so I can start over, but I can't even get Dos floppy's to boot! What can I do??
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The DOS floppy might not boot because the boot sequence in the BIOS isn't correct. Change it to Floppy, CD, HD.
OR
CD, Floppy, HD

Either one will let you boot the machine by CD or floppy. Once you boot it, you can delete and create partitions or do a clean install.
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Your DOS floppy might be corrupted...
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throw another hard drive in the pc, boot to that hard drive & use an os on it to format the other hard drive.?

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