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Old 12-14-2003, 08:47 AM   #1
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Can't boot red hat following windows xp reinstallation

Please can someone help. I had red hat 9 and windows xp running seamlessly on the same computer, i then had to reinstall windows xp and now the lilo boot selector screen does not appear so I can't boot red hat. Any advise would be gratefully received, thanks
Old 12-14-2003, 09:49 AM   #2
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If you boot with RedHat CD1 and at the "boot:" prompt type "linux rescue" it will bring you to a shell. Change your root directory to your install "chroot /mnt/sysimage". Then you can reinstal lilo to the MBR "lilo -M /dev/hda".
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thanks for your help, I just get the usage message though, stating all the different tags that can be used with the command lilo
Old 12-14-2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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this may work

you should be able to just pop in RH9 CD and reinstall Lilo, and that should work.
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sorry, but i have no idea how to do that
Old 12-14-2003, 02:43 PM   #6
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by the way when i have run the rescue disk the lilo.conf file is missing
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Booting into Rescue Mode

Your lilo.conf should be located in the /etc directory.


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