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Old 01-26-2005, 07:52 AM   #1
agamemnon
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LILO problem after disk removal


Hi,

I removed an old disk drive from my PC (dual boot Win2k/Linux). Being used to Windows (sorry), I thought everything would come back after booting the pc. Nope! All I got from LILO was: L 04 04 04 04 04... etc.

The disk I removed was just being used for the Windows swap file (it didn't have a linux partition).

I know the simple solution to this would be to put the drive back, but that's not the point!

Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening? How I might fix it?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:19 AM   #2
masand
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to remove lilo

bootwith a win98 CD

at the prompt

fdisk /mbr

or with a win2000 or win XP CD
run

fixmbr

in
recovery console

regards
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:24 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I don't want to remove LILO - I just want it to work again!
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:41 AM   #4
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ok

boot from ur 1st CD

go to rescue mode
and there u can reinstall lilo

regards

Last edited by masand; 01-26-2005 at 08:42 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:53 AM   #5
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If using Slack as it says in your profile, you can just boot into your system using the first installation CD, the instructions are on the first screen you see when the system boots from the CD (it won't take you long to boot into your system). If you have upgraded your kernel you may get some error messages about modules, just diregard them. Login to a terminal as root and do /sbin/lilo then reboot.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by reddazz
If using Slack as it says in your profile, you can just boot into your system using the first installation CD, the instructions are on the first screen you see when the system boots from the CD (it won't take you long to boot into your system). If you have upgraded your kernel you may get some error messages about modules, just diregard them. Login to a terminal as root and do /sbin/lilo then reboot.
using slack??

it is mandrake in the profile...

Last edited by masand; 01-26-2005 at 10:19 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 11:45 AM   #7
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Ha, I seem to have looked at your profile
 
  


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