deleting lilo?

Posted on 2000-04-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I uninstall linux on a 13 gig hd but now
I can not format "media unreadable",and remove lilo ?
Question by:blakog

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mattrope earned 50 total points
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If LILO was installed to the master boot record and you still have DOS or Windows on the machine, you can remove LILO from the MBR by typing:

   fdisk /mbr

If LILO isn't in the MBR, I assume you can destroy it by using fdisk to wipe the partition.

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You could try downloading a 98 boot disk from if you don't have dos/windows installed, I think you would need WINE to extract it though.

Just my 2¢

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Boot the machine in DOS and enter
fdisk mbr from the command prompt. This will remove LILO from your MBR assuming you used to boot your box from a local harddrive.
Otherwise format your partition.

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I know when I did it I had to run fdisk /mbr a few times to get rid of Lilo.

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Thanks alot that was it!

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