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> New To The Mbr, I don't want to kill my Windows Partitio
sjzabel
post Jun 10 2003, 04:23 PM
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Hi,
Gawd I hate being a newbie.
I am running : windows XP, LiLO, and a corrupted version of Mandrake 9.1 on a single drive.

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Ok... I think that my earlier problems with Mandrake 9.1 were because I hadn't wiped SuSE 7.1 off.

I have been told that I can go in through windows and type "fdisk /mbr" and delete the MBR and LiLO.

Will this hurt anything on my windows partitions (or the ability to boot up to windows?)

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Stephen


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chrisw
post Jun 10 2003, 04:38 PM
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no that wont hurt your windoze install.....just make sure you are using the correct command to format the mbr....
i think the command changed for XP....i think its fixmbr ....maybe?


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sjzabel
post Jun 10 2003, 05:28 PM
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Ok, I will do some more research.

One other question. If I just knock out my Linux Partition using Partition Magic... is it the same thing.

I think that I am seeing that it isn't, and that it won't get rid of LiLO.

Can anyone clarify?


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post Jun 10 2003, 09:23 PM
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You are correct it isn't the same thing. The MBR is a seperate section on the drive from regular partitions.

Use fdisk /mbr if you have a win98 emergency boot disk or a install CD.
Use fixmbr with the XP install CD.
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