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Old 09-25-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Installing Fedora over Mandriva - problems with boot


I installed Fedora over Mandriva (but repartitioning the Linux partitions in the Fedora installation program), rebooted, and I still have the LILO bootloader. Selecting Linux in the options list just gives me the default Mandriva booting screen. By the way, in the installation program, I chose to install the bootloader in the MBR sector, but it didn't appear to do it. What to do now?
Old 09-25-2005, 07:19 PM   #2
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erasing the MBR

I find that to avoid this problem you should erase, (or more correctly, rewrite) the MBR before installing. To do this you can use a Windows boot disk. If you don't have windows, fear not! You can download the boot disks from Not sure what boot disk will work with your computer, but maybe start with a Win98 disk and use A:\>fdisk /mbr to rewrite the mbr. After doing this, you should be able to reboot with the Linux installation CD and restore the grub bootloader.

Hope this helps,


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Old 09-26-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot mate, that worked!


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