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Old 02-11-2005, 01:05 AM   #1
bruse
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new to linux


HI,
THESE ARE MY PROBLEMS,

i have windows xp and when i install mandrake 10.0 i gave reboot after install
i see that no lilo boot prompt my system hang with

L

now i can not enter to the windows or mandrake i can not solve using rescue cd.........
now i donot know the windows xp administrator PASSWORD..........
windows 98 or dos boot floppy not working..........
i can not re install windows boot loader using rescue cd.........
is there any way to boot windows ?????
i forgot my admin password ?
so pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee help me
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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It is possible to reinstall lilo, but im not sure of the details. To get your windows bootloader back simply boot into the recovery console on the windows XP cd and type:

fixmbr<ENTER>
fixboot<ENTER>

DISCLAIMER: Your mucking around with the master boot record and bootstrap, problems can and have come of this. I take no responsibility for any loss of information resulting from these directions...
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:27 AM   #3
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helllo mr bruse,


may be this step will help you,


you can insert mandrake cd and boot rescue after that
1. grub-install /dev/hda
2. reboot

or
you can also use lilo bootloader
1. mv /etc/lilo.conf.anaconda /etc/lilo.conf
2. lilo
3. reboot

your problem cause you hardisk is slave, not master

goodluck
 
Old 02-11-2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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HI,
okey but should i need the administrator password for
boot into the recovery console on the windows XP cd .
i mean is there any need for admin. password?
if so i forgot the admin. password?
then what should i do?
plssssssss
 
Old 02-14-2005, 02:52 AM   #5
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Sorry about how long it took me to get back to you, i was celebrating an early valentines...

Anyhoo,
seeing as your a nix user ill direct you here http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_admini...r_password.htm
I suggest getting windows running BEFORE linux, as windows tends to be really hogish with the master boot record and tends to wipe over grub (or lilo) whenever anything needs to be fixed.... not that its a big dilemma or anything as you will need to then reinstall your boot-loader (google for it and there are heaps of guides)
 
  


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