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Old 03-13-2003, 07:26 AM   #1
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I need to reinstall linux. I am worried that when I delete my linux partition my system won't boot. I am using lilo at the moment. It is written to /dev/hda. The partition table looks like this

hda1 windoze98
hda2 linux swap
hda3 linux native
hda3 separate partition for /usr

when i delete linux native and the /usr partition(hda2 +3) will my pc still boot window$98. with lilo?

 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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Where did you install LILO to?

If you installed it to the MBR your PC should boot up just fine.

I don't know what happens if you remove bootable partitions which have the bootloader stored on them

While you can still boot win98, make a boot disk (for safe keeping). That way if you find that after removing linux you can't boot, pop the boot disk in, run fdisk /mbr and reboot.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:58 AM   #3
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is that a windows or a linux boot disk?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 01:18 PM   #4
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Sorry

A windows boot disk
 
Old 03-13-2003, 02:01 PM   #5
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thanks, the install went fine, just redoing everything in my old install log now.
 
  


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