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Let me start off describing my previous working configuration:
I had C, D and E drive and a Windows XP Pro. I had the XP on C and installed Mandrake Linux 10.1 on drive D successfully and one day I decided to format my hard disk and install everything once again.
Now, I partitioned my hard disk like:
10 GB for drive C ( Windows XP installation )
20 GB for drive D ( Windows XP programs )
and the rest of 80 GB I left it for Linux.
I installed Windows with no problem and as I tried to install Linux, I let it automatically partition the 80GB.
I installed LILO as my boot loader and then, when it asked me to install updates, I clicked OK and after sometime I got error messages regarding linux being unable to install the updates. It gave me two option to continue installing the rest of the updates or exiting. I chose EXIT and it restarted.
After my computer was up, it just showed: "L" and got stuck.
I tried to reinstall the lilo by inserting installation CD and typing rescue in the prompt. but it didn't help.