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Old 09-01-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
test_libero_123
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hard disk crash and dual boot


Hi everybody,
I have a dual boot machine with winXP and MandrakeLinux installed on 2 hd (winXP the master and Linux the slave). I was using LILO.
Everything went fine until I had probably a crash on the slave hd.
I cannot boot anymore even using only the master hd.
Any help is welcome,
Thanks
Libero
 
Old 09-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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a crash? what happened?
what happens when u turn the machine on? have you changed boot disk priorities? what error messages?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:06 AM   #3
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I did not change anything just unplugged the sjave hard drive.
Now I can't remember the exact message (I cannot access the pc until next week), it halts before the lilo window. I guess the problem seems that it needs to find the second hd.
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #4
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i dunno, maybe change the boot priority to the correct disk
 
Old 09-02-2005, 02:40 PM   #5
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I admit I don't know anything about LiLo, but with grub it installs in the master boot record and the configuration file lives in my /etc/grub.conf on my Linux partition. I accidently deleted my Linux partition and thus the grub.conf. My system would not boot. I went to http://www.bootdisk.com and downloaded a disk image for Windows 98 SE and booted with that disk and ran FDISK /MBR to clean out the master boot record. you must use the /mbr switch or you will go into the fdisk menu. then removed the floppy, rebooted and WinXP was happy again. I then re-installed Fedora.

Hope it helps,

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