Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.

FREE DNS Is Back

Sign Up Now
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Help With Bootloader, newbie ?
diemonjay
post Jul 15 2003, 05:34 PM
Post #1


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 15-July 03
Member No.: 1,108



Hi all. I recently decided to install Mandrake 9.1 and ran into a few problems. I have 2 hard drives, a Maxtor 120 gb split into C and D partitions. On this drive, I have Windows XP installed on the C partition. I also have a 60 GB deskstar which I planned to install linux on. When I installed linux it automatically installed lilo without asking me, so i told it to go on the second hard drive. Well, it wrote lilo to that drive, but now my computer wont boot off of the first hard drive (containing XP). I have to use the bios to boot to the 2nd hd and tell lilo to boot windows. how can i get the computer to automatically boot to windows again?? (w/o reformatting)

Thanks a ton!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Joey
post Jul 15 2003, 06:42 PM
Post #2


LinuxHelp Admin
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,096
Joined: 18-September 02
Member No.: 1



Pop in the XP installation cd, reboot the computer and choose the rescue/repair option. At the command prompt type:

fixmbr

This will remove lilo from the MBR and allow you to boot into XP.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 24th October 2017 - 06:32 AM