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if you created a boot disk (i hope you did) then boot into linux and do this:
localhost login: root
if you didn't, and might have an XP boot disk, boot into windows, and issue the command
C:\Documents and settings\User: fdisk /mbr
this will salvage you master boot record. You'll at least be able to boot into Windows again.
If you don't have boot disks for either OS (*doh!*), reinstall mandrake, and reinstall LILO AND CREATE A BOOT DISK when it asks you to.
Hope this helps, I had the same problem.
as i said... i fixed it by reinstalling mandrake, and thus reinstalling LILO
if you put in an installation CD, you *should* be able, when it says "Press Enter to install or etc..."
to type windows and this should get you into win, where you can fdisk /mbr adn repair your master boot record
There are a number of ways.It looks that yor lilo has been overwritten.Boot using the mandrake CD , instead of entering into install , go for the other option--more options by pressing F2 (is it?), and choose the option reinstall boot loader.
The other good option and the best option is--there is a 3rd party free boot manager available--GAG(do a bit googling.It is just 300KB).fairly easy to use.You can directly create a key for the / partition and you can log into linux.
Help regarding GAG--see the instructions , else this thread is there!
You didn't by chance have another O/S on the drive before you loaded linux, Did you? XP is real wierd about this, and I have the same problem, because I had win9x on c drive when I loaded xp, then Later I replaced the drive, and loaded linux and get the same error. XP doesn't like changes. I had the same problem before with another machine, just because I changed to a rounded Ide cable from a ribbon.. Another thing that could haved caused this is if the slave was formatted to a fat32. which would have put xp on drive D or E, and when you loaded linux it change the format and made it unrecognizable by xp. Make sure your slave is raw so XP loads on C.