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Old 09-19-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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Question how to make a xp install without problems?

i have a 4 partition hd:
#1 ntfs- problematic windows.xp that will be formatted for a new install!!!
#2 fat32 - mandrake installations files
#3 mandrake linux
#4 swap

i'm going to format my win.xp partition to make a fresh and clean xp install without any errors at all.
Recently, i tryed to make it and i almost break everything here...
when xp instalation booted the system to complete the instalation Lilo could not load anymore..and a message that "no os" or "no system"
So, what should i do this time to make a new xp install, without ruin with the mbr
Old 09-19-2004, 08:58 PM   #2
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Well, WinXP will automatically overwrite the MBR with its boot agent, you'll have to insert a recovery or boot disk to get back into Linux and rerun lilo ie # lilo -C /etc/lilo.conf
Old 09-19-2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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Easy way:

1. Reinstall WinXP
2. Insert Mandrake CD/DVD, go to rescue mode, select reinstall bootloader



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