I'm dual booting XP pro and Mandrake 9.1. I have been doing this for quite some time without a problem.
Lately, my XP install has been acting up. When I start my system with the XP CD, and enter the recovery consol (which I've had to do more that I like to admit), the recovery consol seems to change the boot record around.
The next time I restart my computer, rather than seeing LILO, I am booted directly into XP.
The only way I've found to get LILO back, is to start up with the Mandrake CD, and chose to "repair" an installation (I don't have boot disks, maybe I shouldn't have skipped that step...). Because there is nothing wrong with the install, it doesn't make any changes (exept to re-configure LILO).
Does anyone have a way around this? Everything I've seen on installing and configuring LILO has been based on being able to get into linux in the first place (which I can't do without LILO). Is there anyway to set LILO up from the windows side of the system (maybe changing boot.ini by hand)?
I've got lots of points, and a good solution would save me time, so I'm going to assign 500 to this question.