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Old 10-06-2003, 08:28 AM   #1
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Linux installation questions

Hello reader,

I have a 20 gigs hd and have partitioned it in such way I can have both windows and mandrake linux running.

When I install a new operation system of windows xp on a new partition, then lilo boot manager is not present any more. So, I have to install linux once again.

If you have any suggestions to avoid this, please share it in this thread.

Thank you for the support,

Old 10-06-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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Windows only overwrites the MBR, not the whole Linux OS. If you have to reinstall Windows, afterwards just use a boot disk or the cdrom to boot up into Linux and reinstall/repair your boot loader, etc. No reason ever to reinstall Linux, that's always a last means solution.
Old 10-06-2003, 09:17 AM   #3
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I was thinking of doing that, but needed to be sure of it.

Thanks for the reply,



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