I had reinstalled Windows XP on my C: drive after reformating that partition only. Mandrake 9.1 is still untouched. It's just that LILO doesn't show up anymore and the computer goes straight to windows.
I've been trying to figure out how to fix LILO and I've been looking at this webpage.
I was able to boot from the Mandrake CD and go to rescue. There was an option to re-install Boot Loader. I picked this option. It tried to go through and remount everything automatically and then gave me an error.
The output was something like this:
"About to re-install boot loader....
Added linux *
Fatal: open /dev/hdb1: No such device or address
<Return to Rescue GUI...>"
Because this didn't work, I went to the console and typed in "lsparts" which shows the different partitions which are:
hda1: 20GB NTFS
hda5: 40GB NTFS
hda6: 6GB Ext2
hda7: 500MB Linux Swap
hda8: 11GB Ext2
The website is too confusing for a newbie. Do I still need a floppy if I can boot from the CD and go to linux rescue? What files do I edit to fix LILO?
I can't use http://www.toms.net/rb/
because I use Windows XP and I can't go to dos mode.