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Old 10-01-2003, 08:49 AM   #1
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two os maintainance

i'm on dual boot (mdk9.1 and win98se) and about to format c: and reinstall windows (i do it every now and then because win is SO stable). i'm still in the exploring fase of 'linuxing' so i can't go to a single OS (and there's sound problem, too, but that's a different thread...)
so, i was wandering if there could be problems reinstalling windows - i beleiv i'll be able to boot win from cd-rom, but will LILO 'understand' the changes? or do i have to reinstall LILO after that? thanx
Old 10-01-2003, 08:56 AM   #2
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If you currently use lilo in mbr to load 2 OSes then yeah reinstalling win98se will wipe out lilo. But all you need to do is use the linux bootdisk you prepared beforehand to boot back into mdk, then reinstall lilo. (just type "lilo", it'll install itself back as long as your lilo.conf is correct)
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I have done so many times
At the end you'll end up booting just win98
I solved it out by booting my Mandrake Boot CD and choosing "Rescue"... There is an option there: Reinstall Lilo.
Old 10-01-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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thanx i'll give it a try - and hope that Murphy's law isn't working perfectly ...will let you now how it went (it'll be in aprox. 1 hour...)


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