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Old 09-22-2004, 05:51 AM   #1
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Installing winXP on other partition wipes my MBR....i want my lilo back!!


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I need to reinstall my windows XP on my hda1, my linux is on my hda2. I know that if i re-install it, it'll wipe lilo off the MBR and the computer will always boot straight into windows. How can i prevent this from happening?

-- alternatively how can i boot into my linux partition again after installing winXP? (if i can do that i can just run lilo again from command line as root which will write to the MBR).
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:54 AM   #2
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this may help you
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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The easiest way is to install LILO after XP, then boot with a livecd (can be Slack's cd 2) mount you harddisk partition, chroot to it, and install lilo by issuing: lilo
 
  


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