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hopefully sum1 can help me....
I had a dual boot of linux and windows 2000. OS boot was chosen
via a lilo boot menu..
however I had to format my c: drive.... linux is on another phyiscal drive so t still exists.
after re-installing windows 2000 and starting my machine the LILO menu no longer appers and boots straight into windows....
can any1 tell me how i can get back my lilo menu and hence boot into linux....
thanks in advance....
Windoze 2000 always rewrite the MBR no matter if it is on the second HD... So your gentle Win2000 killed LILO. Try to boot with your installation cd (at prompt, type something like : root=/dev/hdXX ro
If you don't have a linux floopy or a installation cd, you have a problem. I don't know how you installed Linux first, but you will probably need to reinstall. Or to download an image of the installation cd from the web.
Or maybe you should try to find a "multi boot progs" that support linux?
anyways..... problem still not fixed....
i installed a boot loader...
when i installed it ... on boot up it detected partitions and all that but the only thing it wud boot was crappy windows..my distro is linux rock... .. do i actually need a bootable iso image form them or will any distro do??