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Old 08-09-2003, 11:50 AM   #16
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Alright so i made one via mandrake control center, my a: clickled alot, i did have a blank floppy in. Thats a good sign? Also, what's this boot disk for.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:04 PM   #17
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It's for when you remove your boot loader You'll need your boot floppy to get back into linux once we figure out if Windoze will boot without lilo on the MBR.

Now you will need to open up a console, type:
su -
Type your root password, then type:
/sbin/lilo -u

This removes lilo from the MBR. Now when you reboot, to get into linux you'll need to use your boot floppy you just made (I suggest before removing lilo from the MBR, you test that boot floppy ).

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Old 08-09-2003, 12:08 PM   #18
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K on the floppy it has a 6.9kb linux.sys file, and that is all. How would i test the floppy, leave it in at startup etc. Other than that, I'll tell the results on removing lilo.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:24 PM   #19
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Whoa, no, don't remove lilo just yet. Set your BIOS up to boot your computer from the floppy drive first, plop in your floppy and test it. If it doesn't work, you are still good to go by just changing it to boot from the HD first instead

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Old 08-09-2003, 12:28 PM   #20
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K i tried the floppy, as in, i changed my bios and said boot from floppy, had the floppy in, it gave a little copyright by some guy for the linux.sys and then gave me the error of cannot find kernal image.

I didnt do the lilo thing yet, elaborate on changing it to boot from hd first? Just change in bios to boot from hd right.

SO since the floppy didnt work, i change my bios to boot from hard drive while i get rid of lilo.

edit - In my bios, it has a few HD to choose from.. mainly HD 0 ,1 2, 3

does it matter which i choose? i assume 0 but i dont know.

Last edited by File; 08-09-2003 at 12:44 PM.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 08:34 PM   #21
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OK i got a boot floppy, did that lilo -u command as root, and now windows still doesnt work =\ Same restart stuff.

POssibly something else. I'm open for all suggestions.

Last edited by File; 08-09-2003 at 08:40 PM.
 
  


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