Reinstallation of LILO

Posted on 1999-12-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I use both windows98 and RedHat Linux6.1 in my machine.
I dual boot my machine using LILO. Some days back my windows98 got currupted and I reinstalled it. Now I don't get LILO boot at the system startup. I didn't created the
boot disk at the time of installing Linux.

What should I do to get my LILO boot again.

Note : Please don't tell me to re-install Linux again.

Question by:pankaj

Accepted Solution

dan_2228593 earned 150 total points
ID: 2264079
no, you don't have to reinstall linux again - win98 has (conveniently...) overwritten the MBR (stuff that loads lilo) with it's own so you'll somehow need to get back into your linux partition in order to get lilo to write back to the MBR again.

you should create a boot disk with rawrite.exe, boot.img and rescue.img on the redhat CD (in dosutils and images respectively)

(enter) d:\images\boot.img
(enter) a:
give it an empty floppy

do the same for d:\images\rescue.img

(assuming a: is your floppy drive, and d: your cdrom drive)

boot with the bootdisk, do a rescue, and you should be able to just run lilo again to rewrite the MBR.

hope that helps

Author Comment

ID: 2268343
Hi Dan,

Thanks for your reply.


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