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Old 11-23-2003, 09:22 PM   #1
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mdk 9.2 and MBR

i reinstalled XP. I had xp on one partition and MDK 9.2 on the rest of the drive.

now, of course, after reinstalling XP, the MBR is fubar. windows overwrote lilo.

i am trying to reinstall the bootloader. I just popped the MDK 9.2 cd in and hit the "upgrade" and i get this error when it comes to installing the MBR:

Installation of bootloader failed. The following error occured:
:Fatal: UNSAFE may be used with floppy or MBR only.

how can i get the MBR with lilo again without ruining the linux install allready there?
Old 11-23-2003, 11:36 PM   #2
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Boot from the installation CD, press F1 for more options and then type
(it should be rescue; just read the instructions you get on the screen if it doesn't work)
This will get you into rescue mode where the first thing you see is probably a short list of things you can do; one of them will be to reinstall lilo.
Old 11-24-2003, 12:02 AM   #3
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i tried that too.. same error


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