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Re: Problem with windows partition

At 06:25 PM 2/5/02, Andrew Pounce wrote:

By default lilo creates a backup of the boot sector in /boot

so if you use lilo -u or -U /dev/hda1 it should restore it... If you
read thru the lilo man page it will tell you more...

Its rescued me on one or two occasions...

-- Andrew

On Tue, 2002-02-05 at 23:00, William Lacy wrote:
> I installed debian on a desktop computer and for some reason although I
> chose "make a boot floppy" the install script wrote "grub" the the mbr
> of /dev/hda.  I was stuck in a place with nothing but some debian cds,
> but I digress.  I tried to load lilo but I messed up and typed
> boot=/dev/hda1 instead of /dev/hda.  So apparently I lost my partition
> table on /dev/hda1 which had several extended partitions with win xp and
> God only knows what all.
> Any help on how to get my partition table back for /dev/hda1 would be
> greatly appreciated.

Since you said your using grub, you may want to check google
or the man / info pages to see if grub has the same option.

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