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Old 09-16-2002, 09:08 AM   #16
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Hi, what was your "old operating system"? If you just want to install a different distro, or winbloze on there, go ahead. Just reformat the drive when it asks you if you want to. But you will lose any information that you do not back up. But if it's not working, I doubt you have a lot of information on there

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Old 09-24-2002, 06:50 AM   #17
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If you'd like to remove lilo (to install another boot manager) use
/sbin/lilo -u
 
Old 09-25-2002, 08:07 AM   #18
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Hello,
I have some problems with Lindows too.
I've installed it on a FAT32 partition.
Now i can't access the files on this partition under Win XP (DOS don't want it too). Windows mean "This drive is not formatted yet, should i format it now?"
Actually i can't boot Lindows, the followed message come up:
L 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04 04...........................
Maybe i've set the jumpers on my HDD wrong, must check it....
I want to remove Lindows from my drive without loss of all my data. How can I do that?
 
Old 09-25-2002, 12:45 PM   #19
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If Windows thinks the drive is unformatted, it may be that Lindows converted the partition to Ext2. L 04 04..... meand that LILO (boot loader) was damaged or installed incorrectly. You can repair it (to boot to it and copy your data to a safe place), but you need a bootable cd or Linux boot disk. Do you have one?
 
Old 09-25-2002, 03:46 PM   #20
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Hi!
I have nearly the same Problem, but i am using Winxp....
There is no fdisk to could use...
what is the right command?
anny suggestions???
thx
 
Old 09-25-2002, 04:23 PM   #21
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woha, can we get a little clearer picture of what's going on?
do you have a boot diskette ?
 
Old 09-25-2002, 06:01 PM   #22
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Hello.
I've successfully mend the problem.
As I wrote i have just set the jumpers on my HDD wrong. It's strange that it had acces to an other partition on the same drive...
Now XP has access to the partition and I have just deleted the Lindows directory.
Now I have to delete LILO tomorrow, what is the command? format -mbr??
 
Old 09-26-2002, 12:52 PM   #23
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fdisk /mbr
or
lilo -u
(the first one from DOS/Windows the second one from Linux).
 
Old 09-27-2002, 12:48 AM   #24
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I have found it myself...
You have to bot from the winxp cd...
press r for the recovercy-console... type the admin password...
then you can type:
FIXMBR
thats it!
 
  


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