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Old 10-08-2003, 05:31 PM   #1
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Downgrading win, will it screw up lilo?


I need to dump winxp and put on win98se, since this is a windows install, I'm already guessing it will screw up lilo in the mbr. Once I get 98 on, what should I need to do if/when everything doesn't go right? I assume I'll boot straight up with a boot disk, but what will I need to do to fix/reinstall lilo?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 05:40 PM   #2
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"what will I need to do to fix/reinstall lilo?"

edit /etc/lilo.conf

then run:
lilo



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Old 10-08-2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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Re: Downgrading win, will it screw up lilo?

Quote:
Originally posted by Toker
I need to dump winxp and put on win98se, since this is a windows install, I'm already guessing it will screw up lilo in the mbr. Once I get 98 on, what should I need to do if/when everything doesn't go right? I assume I'll boot straight up with a boot disk, but what will I need to do to fix/reinstall lilo?
Afther you have finisched installing windows (which overwrites your current mbr)

I have no experience with Mandrake, but try the following:

Boot on the distro cd / or floppy's
Login to the system

--I assume you have mandrake on a second partition and you use a ext2 file-system, if not then change the filesystem name--

mount -t ext2 /dev/hda2 /mnt

Now your root filesystem is mounted to /
Then:

mount -t proc /mnt/proc
chroot /mnt
lilo (will make a new mbr for you)
exit
umount /mnt
reboot

Hope this helps,

Last edited by daveo; 10-08-2003 at 05:47 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 05:45 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jailbait
"what will I need to do to fix/reinstall lilo?"

edit /etc/lilo.conf

then run:
lilo



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Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.
http://users.rcn.com/srstites/LifeBo...home.page.html

Steve Stites
Running lilo on a booted CD ? Does that write back a config file on the root filesystem which isn't mounted at all ?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 05:46 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Downgrading win, will it screw up lilo?

sorry cross post

Last edited by daveo; 10-08-2003 at 05:49 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2003, 11:34 PM   #6
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Another idea would be the following:

1. Go to Mandrake Control Center, and make a boot disk with lilo (write lilo in a floopy).

2. Install WIndows, that will overwrite MBR.

3. Boot with the floopy, get into /etc, type lilo as root and reboot the system.

It should work.
 
  


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