Seems like BIOS's really do make things tough for us bootheadz alright.
This latest HP8440P, will not build if the boot order was wrong and the inbuilt HP win7 loader started doing it's set up proceedure on the 250 HDD in the laptop.
Basically not until I have deleted all the partitions using my LIVE-XP, can I get the thing to build.
With this in mind for the menu entry specific to this build I was hoping I could use DD commands to wipe enough of the disk let it build.
I used the inbuilt BIOS based "disk sanitizer" for a split second on one that "hung" the boot process and that was enough to allow the build to carry on.
I have taken a look at some code that may help but I need some assistance getting it to work. I Know and have read it's very experiental, but being a g4d worshipper I would like to extend what I can do with it a bit more.
Firstly I found this
title wipe the MBR dd if=(cd)/512zero of=(hd0) bs=512 count=1 pause
of course Hd0 would be my USB so that's no good, so my first question is how do I get it to wipe the HDD in the laptop (hd1)?
I expect a mapping command perhaps???
title wipe the MBR map (hd1) (hd0) map --hook dd if=(cd)/512zero of=(hd0) bs=512 count=1 pause
Also is that code ok for my intended task?