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Old 03-26-2002, 04:58 AM   #1
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getting rid of mandrake!


I have installed mandrake 8 on my system but I wish to remove it.
At the moment my system dual boots win2K and Linux.

Win 2K is installed at c:\

Linux is installed on my second hard disc, after all my windows partitions.

I am using LILO to select OS.

If I remove my second drive then the computer does not boot it just prints out a lot of dots. Evidently LILO is stored in the Linux partition on the second drive, and the computer loses the plot when it can't find it.

My question then is:
How do I change my system to get rid of LILO and boot straight in to my win 2K on c:\

thanks in advance
Old 03-26-2002, 05:06 AM   #2
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use Win boot disk and run
fdisk /mbr
Old 03-26-2002, 07:25 AM   #3
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to take that a step further...when you fdisk the mbr, it might not clear it all the that case type this:
lock c:
answer yes to the question
then fdisk /mbr.
lock c: allows you to write directly to the hd itself.
Old 03-26-2002, 08:55 AM   #4
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thanks guys, I had a fair idea fdisk /mbr was the way to go, but I couldn't find a definitive answer.

I shall give it a go tonight.



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