I have 3 HDD's in my system 2 SATA (Serial ATA) Raptors, and 1 IDE 120 gig. My first Raptor has Windows XP installed on an NTFS partition and LinuxMandrake 10.1 installed on a EXT3 partiton after windows. My seconed Raptor right now is just a data drive with an NTFS partion. My IDE Drive is also just a data Drive with an NTFS partiton. I have LILO installed in the MBR of my 1st Raptor and all that it does is boot strait into Windows XP when I have the IDE drive plugged in. When I unplug the IDE 120 gig it boots to the LILO menu (which I want it to do; since I can't get NTLDR to load Linux).
WHY IN THE HECK does it just boot strait into WindowsXP when the IDE drive is plugged in instead of loading LILO???????
The only thing I can think of is that somehow there is a copy of a Windows configured MBR on the IDE drive even though that drive does not have an operating system installed on it. If this is whats going on how do I remove the MBR from the IDE drive without risking any data loss. Or if this is not whats going on, SOMEONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHY IT IS DOING THIS.