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Old 03-29-2006, 08:20 PM   #1
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Cool making lilo bootable disk


Hi guyz! i have a dual boot, the microsuck windows xp and slackware 10.2 which i installed the lilo in MBR. now i have a problem with my microsuck windows xp. it prompts for a password althoughh i didnt make one so i need to reinstall it again. how can i make a lilo bootable disk so that i can boot my slackware again after installation of xp?

additional question: can i reinstall again the LILO in MBR after xp installation?

Thanks and Good day to everyone..
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:22 PM   #2
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Code:
dd if=/dev/hd? count=1 bs=512 of=/dev/fd0
Where "?" is where the location of lilo now.....superblock, or MBR of your first disk.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 04:24 AM   #3
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thanks PenguinPwrdBox.. it worked.. i have a follow up question:

when i try to mount the fd0 (bootable disk I created) using mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy, it asks for a filesystem type so i tried ext3 and even ext2 but it doesnt work.. what filesystem should i put for -t? thanks... ^_^

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:59 PM   #4
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You can't mount that, because it isn't a file system. It's the first 512 bytes of your superblock, or MBR, that contain the bootable sector of your OS. Think of it like an executable...
 
  


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