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Old 07-05-2001, 08:02 PM   #1
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Angry I Need Help!!!!!!!!


i installled linux again and whne i get to the blur lilo screen at boot-up there is no windows on and i think i know i didnt delete it
 
Old 07-05-2001, 09:35 PM   #2
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Hmmm.. I'll guess that you turned your windows partition into a Linux swap partition.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself...
 
Old 07-05-2001, 09:46 PM   #3
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how can i fix it and get all my files back?
 
Old 07-06-2001, 08:01 AM   #4
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Okay, first what distro are you using and what kind of install did you install? Like a custom, desktop, server.... ?

If you didn't choose custom and create your own partitions during the install, most likely your Windows is gone.

If you did do a custom, you just need to load up and reconfig lilo to have a option to boot into your windows image. Answer the first two questions then will go from there.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 11:14 AM   #5
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custom
 
Old 07-06-2001, 11:25 AM   #6
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What does your /etc/lilo.conf file look like?

If possible can you post it here.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 12:16 PM   #7
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it says "linux,failsafe, floppy" its blue with a giant star it comes from linux mandrake 8.0
 
Old 07-06-2001, 01:02 PM   #8
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Thats not LILO, that sounds to me like GRUB possibly.

But it sounds like you mentioned what you have as options not a lilo.conf file.

You will have to bring up /etc/lilo.conf in a text editor or in vi to view it if that is what your using. I am unsure though on what the boot screen looks like for Mandrake 8.

Last edited by trickykid; 07-06-2001 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 02:30 PM   #9
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its lilo and now i cant even get into linux without getting a whole bunch of erors!@
 
Old 07-06-2001, 03:22 PM   #10
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trickykid,

The screen is Drake 8's graphical lilo login, and yes, the "Linux, failsafe, floppy" are the boot options. It looks like he didn't add a stanza for Windows in /etc/lilo.conf.


ronnysjj,

Be more specific- what are the exact errors you're getting?
 
Old 07-06-2001, 03:53 PM   #11
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unexpected inconnsinstacy '
check filesystem do u wish to fix the erroe then it says "erroe occured durring file system check"
then i am at a screen that says "root@localhost root)#
i figured out what i did wrong during install i accedently made windows a swap how can i fix this get into windows back-up and then reformat. its labbeled at a stash i unmoounted it though!
 
Old 07-06-2001, 08:42 PM   #12
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If you really did format your Windows partition as a Linux swap partition, Windows is probably gone forever. Some of the raw data may still exist on the disk, but without the directory/filetable information, which the format destroyed, recovery is an expensive venture.

As far as the Linux errors go- you've damaged your filesystem(s), and Linux wants you to force a manual check. It looks like you've been dumped to a single-user mode command prompt (the "root@localhost root#"), where you should type "fsck -f" (without the quotes) to attempt a repair.
 
Old 07-06-2001, 08:57 PM   #13
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can i just reinstall windows me,2000?
 
Old 07-07-2001, 05:42 AM   #14
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"Hmm..." he said, taking slight notice of the scent of troll wafting by...

Of course you can reinstall Windows- my assumption was that you had important data on your Windows partition that you wanted to recover. If not, just go ahead and reinstall everything.
 
Old 07-07-2001, 06:37 AM   #15
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Quote:
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"Hmm..." he said, taking slight notice of the scent of troll wafting by...
LOL... For the newbies who don't get hat one - http://tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/html/entry/troll.html

Can't say I've noticed much trolling here mind...

Jamie...
 
  


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