> Windows rewrites the MBR on install and makes itself the default OS by
> setting it's own partition active.
> To fix this you can either:
> 1) Boot from a Linux boot disk (such as you hopefully made during the
> Debian install) and reinstall Lilo.
1.5) Boot from debian Rescue disk, (mostly the diskette used to start the
installation of debian gnu/linux, and the choose 'Execute a shell',
there mount the root of your linux (e.g. in /mnt) , then edit lilo.conf
(/mnt/etc/lilo.conf) (adding window$ or other trash) and then:
#lilo -r /mnt (see man lilo for reference of -r option if in doubt)
> 2) Boot from a DOS/Win9XX boot disk and run fdisk to set the Linux
> partition active. On reboot Linux should boot, then reinstall Lilo.
> For future use, it's also good to have a self contained Linux around,
> either on floppy or CD, from which you can boot and make these kinds of
> repairs. A good floppy disk is tomsrtbt, and if you can burn CDs, look
> into the LNX-BBC - it fits on a business card CD and has just about
> everything you could possibly need on it.
> Here's the links for those two:
> Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:41:02 +0000
> > "Graeme Orton" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Hi i have my hard drive partisioned. One for Linux (debian) and the other for windows. I had lilo configured to load windows as default and to stop it i pressed 'shift' to boot debian. I recently installed windows-xp professional and lilo load has dissapereard and i cant get in linux. Does windows-xp pro allow the lilo config boot? If not is there a way around this problem?
> > Do you have a boot floppy with debian on it?
> > Thats should do it for the time being.....
> > I guess windows-xp uses it's own boat loader, like NT does.
> > There are documents on the web that describe how to use
> > the NT bootlader to use the linux kernel.
> > You might think off a similar solution for XP,
> > but I am guessing here....
> > >
> > > Regards Graeme.
> > >
> > Joop
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> > tel. 030-6096862
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