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Re: possible to restore damaged Lilo in MBR

Hello Benjamin,

On 2001-08-14 Benjamin Zhou <bfzhou@hotmail.com> wrote:

>    I have win2k and linux on my notebook using lilo as bootmanager.
>    Recently I ran PartitionMagic to resize my primary win2k partition.
>    This operation damaged my MBR, made it unbootable, and forced me
>    remove lilo from MBR with "fdisk /mbr" from dos. After reinstalled
>    win2k, I can no longer access my existing Linux installation. Sadly, I
>    didn't create a boot disk.
>    Is there still a way to restore lilo in MBR and load my llinux?

You should try to use a CD from a Linux distribution (eg. Debian) as
your boot device.  When the LILO prompts appears, type "rescue".  It
should boot a Linux system from which you can mount your Linux
partition.  From there, run lilo -C <lilo.conf on the partition> to
install the boot loader.

Hope this works,


Andréas Saudemont <andreas.saudemont@laposte.net>

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