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Old 05-15-2002, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question Lilio Removal????

Hi, I'm in the process of selling my desktop for a better system and need to be able to remove all traces of my existance.
Can anyone tell me how to remove LILO as I have tried uninstalling Mandrake before and it left LILO on the machine??
Old 05-15-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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Boot with a windows boot disk and type fdisk /mbr
Old 05-15-2002, 12:12 PM   #3
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i know people are going to hate me for saying this, but install windows if you are selling the machine then most likely the buyer will be attracted to windows anyways, but from what i've heard, LILO resides on the MBR of your boot-disk and when an MS operating system is installed, it overwrites the MBR, removing any traces of what you've done before, while this is a bunch of MS BS, it might help you, there are other ways, such as erasing the mbr or low-level formattng, but the easist would probably be just a windows installation, besides, your computer probably (unless it came with mandrake preinstalled) have some version of windows bundled with it (unless you put the cd into the trash can like a good linux user)
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Thanks for the help guys


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