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Old 01-13-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
mch
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mbr over write, not bootdisk can not boot into linux


hey guys,
i have a problem here. recently my sis reinstall my window without telling me first.then the problem come. my mbr were over write and i can't boot into my linux. cause i did not create a backup bootdisk. i'm using Linux7.2. last night, i try my friend's bootdisk linux8.0. but can not.
i modify the "sysconfig.cfg file" the hda1(by default) to hda3 since my linux partition is in hda3. but still can not. i did try for hda1,2,and4 but the result is still the same.

i know there was a way to create bootdisk from the CD(installer) but the bootdisk which i created is the bootdisk that boot to install linux not to boot into linux. see the different.

so is anyone of you still using Linux7.2?can you create a bootdisk for me? or where can i find this bootdisk?
is other version's bootdisk compatible for example Linux8.0?

thankx,
mch
 
Old 01-13-2003, 06:35 AM   #2
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Try booting directly from the 7.2 install disc, it should from there you should be able to get into rescue mode. I believe there are instructions on the disc and on RedHat's site.
 
Old 01-13-2003, 07:18 AM   #3
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cd boot

Boot with CD, enter in maintenance mode .(rescue or something like that)

view your /etc/lilo.conf

see if reflect your system settings

if yes enter the command lilo

if not modify your lilo.conf to reflect your system settings
 
Old 01-13-2003, 09:39 PM   #4
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enter the rescue mode. oh i see. because as far as i do is i always enter "linux" when we need to select for which mode.
(and this lead me to the installation mode, right? not the rescue mode)

Quote:
see if reflect your system settings
i dont't quite understand what you mean with this sentence.

thanks for your help.
i will try it out and let you guy know the result ASAP.

mch

Last edited by mch; 01-13-2003 at 11:08 PM.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 09:09 PM   #5
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barbanero and irish_rover,
i have done that. i have manage to reinstall my lilo.
i boot with the CD then enter the linux rescue mode.
from there i modify the lilo.conf file.
after that, i type "lilo" and it just done.

thankz you guys once again.
mch
 
Old 01-15-2003, 06:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for letting us know it worked.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 09:03 PM   #7
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you are most welcome.

mch
 
  


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