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Posted on 2000-04-14
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Does anybody know how to remove the LILO boot loader from your hard drive?

I've already tried to boot to a win98 bootable disk & then use fdisk & format. But the LILO is still running, but now I can't even boot. I receive the following letters on the screen:LI.

Please help me!

I know this might be a basic question,but i am a very basic user when it comes to Linux. Thanks for the Help.
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Question by:bradh041300
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by:kiffney
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if your win98 bootable disk has 'fdisk' on it, try

fdisk /mbr

That should restore the boot setup windows to its original state.  Or, you could use your Linux boot disk (if you made one), boot Linux and run

lilo -u /dev/hda

which SHOULD also work (assuming the lilo program is installed on the boot disk - might not be).
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by:kartebi
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fdisk /mbr
is the easiest sollution
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raks04 earned 50 total points
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Plz try
fdisk /mbr
and nothing else.
Works without a prob
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by:DVB
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fdisk/mbr didn't work on my machine. I had to use lilo -u (This was a long time back, 98 bootable).
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by:hughbiggins
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definately fdisk/mbr .It's a bit scary if you haven't used it before but I've used it in the past to remove LILO and also used it to get rid of a boot sector virus.
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