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Old 06-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #1
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LILO install fails repeatedly

I'm trying to set up Mandrake 10 on my PC. Unfortunately, LILO fails to install. The error message i get, ":" is not very helpful. I'm assuming the CD burned slightly incorrectly.

I've tried installing to a floppy, and got the same error message.

Is there any way, working from a Win2k machine, that I can create a bootable floppy or CD with LILO? Ideally this would install LILO in the MBR on hd0, but I could handle leaving a floppy in the drive.

thanks in advance for help.
Old 07-01-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
Peeyush Maurya
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Delhi, India
Distribution: Red Hat , WhiteBox
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Check you BIOS ..ur MBR might be write protected....

there are many way ..

use loadlin (it will give u option to boot to linux or windows)

Peeyush Maurya


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