April 29th, 2003, 11:18 PM
about the LILO!
i dual boot my box with xp and linux mandrake.
i want to uninstall linux so i removed the partition using partition magic
then the lilo is still installed
i try a win98se startup disk to boot my box to uninstall the LILo through the fdisk/mbr command
and it doesnt work
so is there any other way to uninstall LILO??
April 30th, 2003, 09:09 AM
That's odd that fdisk /mbr won't work.... Anyways MS seems to have a solution if it doesn't work for ya...
Hopefully this will help ya solve your problem.
April 30th, 2003, 12:56 PM
It is possible that LILO is not installed in the Master Boot Record,
but in the windows partition boot sector. In that case, the command
would be SYS C:
Also, on some computers there is a setting in the BIOS for
protecting the MBR from being corrupted by viruses.
Make sure it isn't engaged.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
April 30th, 2003, 01:11 PM
I think the command is FIXBOOT or, nah wait that'll probably work but there's another one might be FIXMBR, I can't remember right now, go into recovery mode and check the help menu it'll give you the right command. I do know it's not fdisk anymore, why they changed it I dunno.
Every now and then, one of you won't annoy me.
April 30th, 2003, 04:01 PM
it's done now guys
thankx for help
i went to bootdisk.com
downloaded a one for winxp
booted in MS dos mode
fdisk /mbr did it for me