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Old 06-17-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
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Cannot boot to FC3 after removing bad windows 2000 installation


Ok, here's the situation.

I had Windows running on a machine which the hard drive failed. I installed a new hard drive and then went to install Windows and could not get it to boot due to a BSOD/SFCFILES.DLL error. I installed FC3 and it was working beautifully, until I tried again to install windows in a different partition. I then deleted that partition because I got the same error with windows. Now, when I attempt to start the system, I get a DISK BOOT FAILURE message. Apparently LILO is no longer in the MBR. I DO NOT have a boot disk for FC3 anymore. Is there a way to reinstall LILO without losing my Linux Installation? The linux partitions are still intact as far as I can tell.

Can I download a FC3 boot disk? If I can, how do I reinstall LILO in the MBR?

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Old 06-17-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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You do realize that FC3 by default uses grub as the default bootloader and lilo may not be installed. With that said, all you really need is;

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6-rescuecd.iso

Boot into rescue mode, answer a few questions and follow the on screen instructions. Pay extra attention to the chroot screen and follow the instructions. When ready and type something like;

For grub; /sbin/grub-install --recheck /dev/hda
For lilo; /sbin/lilo -v
 
Old 06-17-2006, 10:05 PM   #3
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Thank you for you quick reply, I just downloaded the file and making the CD now. I guess I didn't realize that grub was the default boot loader. I will run this CD and see if I can get it going again. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-19-2006, 11:41 PM   #4
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Great, got it.

Thank you very much!
 
  


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