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Old 04-13-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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bad magic number in superblock

bad magic number in superblock

Ok ... this is whacky ... i installed slackware .. put lilo on my superblock
well i got ready to delete slackware (im selling the laptop is the only reason)
i formatted the hdd and when i boot i cant boot from a cd .. it goes straight to lilo (which is magically still there) so i remember its on the superblock .. which im not real sure how to get rid of anyway *my question starts here* lol
the filesystem check returns the error 'bad magic number on super-block' and fdisk gives me some whacky parameters that dont fit the hdd (i assume is from this bad magic number mess)

so .... any idea guys?
any input is appreciated
thanks a lot !

im not really sure where this post belongs so im posting it in a couple of forums .. feel free to move it to wherever it needs to be
Old 04-14-2004, 02:09 AM   #2
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as soon as you are in good old dos (or whatever)
type "fdisk /mbr"
that should take care of the masterbootrecord and remove lilo for you.
*installed lilo at a few pc's on school just to see the IT-Guys sweat over it*


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