LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2003, 04:53 AM   #1
josedsilva
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Goa, India.
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
Unhappy How do I restore LILO in the MBR?


I installed Windows after installing Linux (dual boot stuff). This overwrote the MBR. Now I cannot boot into Linux. Should I re-install Linux? Is there anyway to restore LILO to the MBR without having to re-install Linux?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 06:08 AM   #2
2damncommon
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Calif, USA
Distribution: Debian Wheezy
Posts: 2,838

Rep: Reputation: 48
Boot to Linux from your emergency boot floppy you made during installation or your install CD (for some distributions, this is harder than others) and run '/sbin/lilo' to rewrite lilo to the MBR.
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 12:51 PM   #3
Edward78
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Distribution: OpenSuSE 11
Posts: 441

Rep: Reputation: 30
Or put the install cd in, boot from it, pick the rescue option.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to restore MBR without using dos fdisk? Anjum Butt Linux - Newbie 11 04-25-2009 05:13 AM
restore old MBR? paperdiesel Linux - Software 2 08-10-2004 12:22 AM
Lilo lost, Install disk failing to restore Lilo on dual boot? Dobie Linux - Newbie 2 05-05-2004 05:00 PM
restore mbr (in lilo and grub) abs Slackware 5 02-07-2004 02:39 PM
mbr had over write so lilo is gone how to rewrite lilo to mbr mch Linux - Software 4 10-25-2002 02:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration