Re: possible to restore damaged Lilo in MBR
On 2001-08-14 Benjamin Zhou <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>