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Old 11-01-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
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lilo - partitions broken

k i have 2 partitions, i installed xp on one yesterday, i reboot, and lilo is no longer there! it just automatically boots into xp, what do i do?
Old 11-01-2004, 07:28 PM   #2
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Windows XP will overwrite the LILO code on your disk making it the only bootable OS on your system. All you need to do is run liloconfig and set up LILO again.

Sorry I'm unfamiliar with Mandrake.. With Slackware, I just boot my Linux install disks, then mount my linux partition to /mnt and run /mnt/sbin/liloconfig

Hope that helps some!
Old 11-01-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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If you installed XP after Linux, then Windows overwrote you MBR. To correct this, you should be able to use your Linux boot floppy (assuming you made one) or the installation CD itself to boot into Linux. From there, become root, go to the /etc directory and then just rerun lilo. That should do it -- J.W.
Old 11-02-2004, 10:04 PM   #4
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i tried putting in teh CD and booting from it, it said press F1 for more options or Enter to install, so i hit F1 and it went into the Setup! wtf?


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