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Old 03-18-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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Thumbs up how to reinstall boot loader?[solved]


initially, i had windows 98 on my system. before a week, i've install linux red hat 8 , so that to run the pc in dual boot mode. i selected lilo as my boot loader. while scanning my system with Norton Antivirus(in win 98), boot loader got erased.

Is there any method to reinstall lilo without reinstalling linux?

Plz suggest me the better way.

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Old 03-18-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
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I would suggest booting from a cd to linux rescue(redhat)
or booting from a floppy and chroot ' ing to your linux partition, and rerun /sbin/lilo.
it could be that simple.

Norton erased the MBR loader aye? DAMN! what a bastard.

learn about chroot from www.google.com
then boot, mount your partitions, chroot, and /sbin/lilo, reboot.

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Old 03-18-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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If you made a floppy boot disk during install then just boot with that and re-install Lilo (or Grub which I prefer) while booted into the distro.

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Old 03-19-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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hi rberry88,

THANKS for your suggestion. but PLEASE can u tell me in DETAIL how to re-Install lilo.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 04:52 PM   #5
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Autopsy already covered this: /sbin/lilo from the command line.

That's all there really is to it.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 05:16 AM   #6
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Thanks everybody for their help. Finally, I able to cure my problem by trying /sbin/lilo from command prompt. I didn't know, it was as simple as that.

Again thanks to every one.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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Glad to see you got it taken care of. If you wouldn't mind could you edit your initial post and add [solved] to the post title so others that are searching with this problem will know the suggestions in this thread led to a resolution.

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Old 03-20-2004, 12:12 PM   #8
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Smile How to reinstall LILO?(Solved)

hi rberry88,

thanks for your suggestion. This time problem is not related to linux. I really don't know where to add [solved] tag. I am new to LQ. So please be kind with me.

Last edited by jitus; 03-23-2004 at 11:20 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 01:07 PM   #9
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Just hit edit on your first post that started this thread and add that [solved] to the end of your title.

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