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Old 06-27-2003, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hi all!!

I just reinstalled w/98se and it has taken over lilo. I used fdisk to erase windows and then reinstalled. Then, once it finished, lilo and linux have disappeared. Well, no completely dissapeared my HD now reads 20mb which is half of it, the other half is the linux part.

What can I do to make the pc "see" linux and be able to load it again?

Cheers !!
Old 06-27-2003, 10:45 AM   #2
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Assuming that you did not change your origional partitioning scheme, you just need to re-install lilo to the mbr.

System recovery

Multiboot with LILO HOWTO
LILO, Linux Crash Rescue HOW-TO
Installing a bootloader

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page

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