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Old 10-15-2001, 10:05 AM   #1
hooligan
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screwed up mbr


DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Just installed Red hat on my windows box , zipped through the install and now when I reboot, lilo hangs,(it juat says li) I can boot to linux with a boot floppy or I can boot to a dos disk but when I type "win" it says dos ver 8.00 required to run this,(I have WIN ME) I did not make a WIN ME recovery disk . Any thoughts?

thanks in advance


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Old 10-15-2001, 11:31 PM   #2
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You might be able to get back into windows by running the command /sbin/lilo -u as root to restore the mbr. If that doesn't work, you'll need a bootable msdos disk that has fdisk on it and then run fdisk /mbr.

As for the problem with lilo, post a copy of your /etc/lilo.conf file.

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Old 10-16-2001, 05:02 AM   #3
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cheers
 
Old 10-16-2001, 09:57 PM   #4
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A couple of links.......

........about WinME and dos.

This one seems to suggest you can use a Win98 boot disk to get into dos on WinME and this one gives a patch to restore dos to WinME.

FWIW, HTH, NIMBY. I've not tried this so you're on your own.
 
Old 10-17-2001, 12:20 AM   #5
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Cheers guys,

Fdisk/mbr did the trick , but it was my last resort , seen freaky things with fdisk/mbr, though luckily this time it fixed my problem.

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Old 10-17-2001, 01:59 AM   #6
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You're welcome.
 
  


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