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Old 12-13-2001, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question boot linux after partition modification

Linux root partition has changed after adding a new partition.
I cannot boot with my linux boot disk;
I suppose I should edit the lilo, but therefore I need to start linux, which I can't.
I cannot read or edit my bootdisk; windows asks : should I format your disk?
Please give detailed help (I found a similar question elsewhere in this forum but as newbie, I could not understand the answers).
thanks in advance
Old 12-14-2001, 03:47 AM   #2
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Get the windows install file of the bootdisk here:

Create the bootdisk and then boot from it. Make sure it's a better quality floppy, it failed on all the cheapo floppies I tried.

Once it's booted login as root and mount your / and /boot partitions. Depending on the drive and partition numbers do something like:

mount /dev/hda6 /mnt
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/boot

Then edit your the file /mnt/etc/lilo.conf

And finally reinstall lilo with the following command.
chroot /mnt /sbin/lilo


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