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Old 04-14-2002, 08:40 PM   #1
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help meeee


cos some reasons i had to format my drive C: and reinstall the ME windows again
but after finishing tha installation i have noticed that the lilo winodw don't appear anymore and the computer start automaticlly on windows

how can i restore the lilo window
which i used to chooose from it to start linux or windows



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Old 04-14-2002, 08:47 PM   #2
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windows will auto wipe out the MBR whenever you install it.. you will need a Linux disk to boot linux to reinstall lilo to the MBR.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 09:33 PM   #3
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mmmmmmmm?

but i didn't make a disk
can anyone send it to my email or should i reinstall
 
Old 04-14-2002, 09:54 PM   #4
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You may be able to get a generic bootdisk somewhere. It's different per system though depending on hardware one has. Try the mandrake site for a rescue disk.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 09:56 PM   #5
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if you have a mandrake cd, it might have rescue option on it.. might want to try that first. reinstall is always a last option with linux.
 
Old 04-14-2002, 10:16 PM   #6
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you can mount the old linux, then chroot to it's root directory, and run lilo again.

any old linux boot disk will do - I recommend tomsrtbt:

tomsrtbt


once you've booted to a boot disk, or some form of linux, create a directory to mount your existing install, like so:

mkdir -p /mnt/old_linux

then mount the partition you want to make bootable again (you'll need to know which partition it was on (for example, /dev/hdb1):

mount -t auto /dev/hdb1 /mnt/old_linux

(you can change 'auto' to whatevet actual fs type it is, usually ext2 or ext3)

then chroot to that (this will change the root directory from the boot disk's / to /mnt/old_linux) and rerun lilo:

chroot /mnt/old_linux /sbin/lilo


that should do it!

(btw, I was going from a fuzzy memory, so I hope someone will correct me if I'm off! TIA!)
 
Old 04-14-2002, 10:48 PM   #7
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thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaankx

yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


i have made it and i am psoting this reply from my lovelu mandrake
yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


thanx very much my friend for ur pst which helped me very much

thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanx GROWLER
 
Old 04-14-2002, 11:15 PM   #8
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woohoo!!

see... trickykid was right - reinstall IS always a last option with linux!
 
Old 04-14-2002, 11:17 PM   #9
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yup

he was right
and i am veru glaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad that he was right

ypyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
 
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