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Old 09-29-2002, 10:08 AM   #1
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Exclamation Removing Mandrake Linux 9.0 !

Hi All... I was going to install Mandrake linux 9.0 on my system to give it a try and i have 2 harddisk of 40gb (1 for MS-XP one for my data) the thing is that i installed Mandrake 9 but it was asking me for a login and password and it dint enter in any way all i want to do is remove the boot loader because it ask where i want to boot and i want XP for default or having directly to xp like before now i have to stay in front of my pc till it goes to that screen because if not it tries to enter to linux... if anyone can help get back my directly boot to win xp ill be very thankfulll!!!

I am planning on doing a fresh install of Mandrake 9 on my other hardisk ... i want to try it !!!

Thanks , Ill be cheking to see answers...
Old 09-29-2002, 02:24 PM   #2
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Normally I don't answer questions to Windows for you I will do an exception you know because I happen to know how hehehe.

Boot to XP CD, enter Recover Console, type fixmbr, reboot.

# After you installed XP on /dev/hda1
# & Linux with lilo on /dev/hda2
# Replace /dev/hda2 if need be
Boot Linux & open terminal
mount /mnt/floppy
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/mnt/floppy/boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
cp boot.lnx /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/floppy
Boot XP
copy boot.lnx c:\
edit boot.ini
After multi(0)..., add a new line
Old 09-29-2002, 02:27 PM   #3
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To remove Linux bootloader: boot into linux, log in as root and run
lilo -u
OR to make XP bootable:
Boot to Linux, log in, open /etc/lilo.conf. Search for a line beggining with 'other=', there will be 'label=' line below. The text after 'label=' should be 'windows', 'win' or something similar. Note it down. Then go up, find line 'default=' and replace the current 'linux' with the label you have noted. Save the file. Run

NOTE: To start GUI after you log in use


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