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Old 10-24-2003, 03:02 PM   #1
Wizno
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URGENT: L 99 99 99 Problem on Sony Vaio


I have a sony vaio pcg-fg370 with a tiny 20GB hard drive, and today I decided to format everything, and had Suse 8.x running on it, along with Windows XP. A previous time i had mandrake isntalled on my laptop, and when i took it off, I didn't get the L 99 99 problem, I was unfortunate this time.

I used partition magic to delete the linux based partitions, and then take the free disk space and merge it with my D: partition. Then I restarted and L 99 99 99 99 99...

I have used search to look for something else related to my problem, but it said that there were no topics related to it.

I need this issue resolved as quickly as possible, for this laptop is the one I use the most frequently, my desktop is ancient, and this dell is my sisters... can some plz help a out?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:01 PM   #2
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Have you reinstalled lilo?
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:02 PM   #3
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i have installed Mandrake 9.0 now, and am able to use my sony. I am on it now.

I need to learn how to REMOVE linux safely.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:04 PM   #4
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I you have removed the linux partitions and don't want to use lilo to boot XP then just use your recovery CD to reinstall the windows boot loader.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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let me go ahead and try that again, brb.

{edit}

actualy, I still have Mandrake on it, it was only so I could get on windows. Should i use partition magic and write over the linux partitions? then fdsik /MBR ?

Last edited by Wizno; 10-24-2003 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:21 PM   #6
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If you want to dual boot linux and windows then I suggest you use the linux boot loader - in this case lilo.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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ok well, I got the bootloader off, and windows boots up by itself. All is good, I found some info about "rescue mode" with mandrake 9.0 and used that to remove Lilo, and horay for me!!
 
  


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