Thanks all for the help. Yeah.. don't have a boot disk for windows or dos..
or at least can't find it, so the only way for me to get in to dos / windows
is by fixing lilo, which I should be able to do thanks to you guys :-)
Fingers crossed that the boot sector for windows is ok (I think it should
be.. I didn't go near any of its partition when installing suse).
>From: Liam Bedford <*@lbedford.org>
>To: Simon Curtis <fianna_simon at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [ILUG] uh oh... mbr problems
>Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 15:58:39 +0100
>>On Fri, Apr 06, 2001 at 02:48:54PM -0000, Simon Curtis came forth with:
>>>assuming Windows on on /dev/hda1 (change this if it's not), then
>>and then run /sbin/lilo
>>for the lil- problem.. check the man page for lilo (if you boot from the
>linux cd)... from my debian machine:
> LIL- The descriptor table is corrupt. This can either be caused by a
> geometry mismatch or by moving /boot/map without running the map
>>sounds like you didn't rerun lilo correctly (if you are booting linux from
>the CD, and it's not mounting the partition correctly, you may have to do
>/mnt/sbin/lilo -r /mnt
>>btw, if you have a windows boot disk, a quick way to fix the problem for
>moment is to boot it, and run
>which will put a windows mbr on.
>>Then grab the SuSE kernel and loadlin from the cd, and boot windows to
>DOS. Then do
>loadlin linux root=/dev/hda5
>(swap the kernel name for linux, and the root partition for hda5)
>>then you should get a real linux boot, and lilo should work again.
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