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Old 08-03-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
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New Hard disk and LILO


I have two hard disks with Mandriva 10.1on the second hard disk.I have installed a new
primary hard disk with win xp on it but I cant install Lilo via the Mandriva10.1 upgrade option.
Is there any way around this without performing a complete Linux reinstall.
Thanks in advance.

Dave
 
Old 08-03-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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"I have two hard disks with Mandriva 10.1on the second hard disk.I have installed a new
primary hard disk with win xp on it but I cant install Lilo via the Mandriva10.1 upgrade option.
Is there any way around this without performing a complete Linux reinstall."

Yes. The only thing that you have lost is the lilo record on the MBR. Use a rescue CD to boot into Mandrake. Then edit /etc/lilo.conf to accomodate your new OS configuration. Then install lilo on the primary hard disk MBR by running the lilo command.

See:

http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man5/lilo.conf.5.html

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~forsberg/...with-lilo.html

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LILO.html

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Old 08-04-2005, 05:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve

Thanks Steve much appreciated.

Cheers

Dave
 
  


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