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Old 05-31-2004, 10:16 AM   #1
rusty0057
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Dual boot issue with Win98 after new HD


Had Win 98 installed and running on first HD. Installed 2nd HD and loaded Mandrake10.0. Followed install instructions for dual boot system and I assume LILO was added to the MBR of the first HD. Everything worked fine...turned on PC and after post LILO came up with option for Windows or Linux. Great success, however, about a month later my first HD (Win 98) started having bad cluster problems. It is several years old so before it became totally useless I cloned it to a newer HD and that worked great too but the MBR didn't/couldn't copy??. Now this is the problem when I turn on PC it boots directly into Win 98. Question how can I get this to dual boot again? I assume something (LILO) needs to be copied back to MBR on first HD? If so how do I do this?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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Well, LILO is definitely gone!! I assume u dont have a boot disk. What u can try is this: Get a Live Linux CD such as Knoppix. Go to the partition that has Linux. Try to install LILO in the MBR again from here.

Hope it works
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:39 PM   #3
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OK found older Fedora boot disk and was able to boot back into Linux system. Went to configure and updated boot loader. Now I can dual boot again into both OS's.

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