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Re: reinstall lilo after windows

Andrew Sackville-West wrote:

seems to me that windows has problems with this. it really only wants to be first partition on the first harddrive. I strongly recommend that you put windows on its own HD, or on the first partition of a second HD. you can remap the drives in lilo so that windows doesn't know. But putting it on its own disk would ensure that its not going to corrupt your other partitions...

Windows 2000 resides happily on my machine on the second partition of the first hard drive.

I guess I will have to boot with some Debian CD to restore the MBR, but,

I use knoppix and chroot into the old system to run lilo. works great though I have to fight the fear everytime ( i have old mission critical data on my winXP partition and tremble everytime I have to mess with the system at that level).

I think the moral of the story is: use GRUB. Is there any advantage to using LILO these days?


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