I have recently attempted to install mandrake 8.2 on a 40gb box with windows xp already on it. About halfway through the package installation (i selected a bunch of non-default packages - silly me) my machine seemed to freeze. About an hour later i rebooted.
....only to find that know i get the beginning of the LILO boot loader working,it shows LI but no more, the floppy drive continually makes noise and nothing else comes up. Im guessing that the boot loader half installed or installed badly or something.
Is there any way I can boot windoze so that I can format the linux partition and start again. ie: is there any way of circumventing the lilo boot loader.
I have windoze boot disks but they ask me if i want to rescue or install windows but XP is fine its just linux and the boot loader thats stuffed.