I have a problem (of my own making) with a PC in one of the labs. The
PCs are dual-boot Win NT and Mandrake Linux (7.2). When installing
Linux, I forgot to change from the default setting for lilo and installed
it on the MBR. It means that instead of using the NT bootmenu to
provide a choice of OS, the machine boots straight into Lilo.
I'm not an NT expert, but I'd have thought that it would be possible
to boot into NT via a boot/recovery disk, and reset the MBR.
Alternatively, would uninstalling lilo replace the pre-existing MBR,
or is that wishful thinking.
I plan to try out these options when I can get access to the lab.
I would appreciate any pointers on this, as I don't want to
p*ss off the technician involved - it's largely because of him that
staff members have allowed to install Linux in the labs in the
Engineering dept here.
Thanks in advance,
PS I do plan to RTFM too!
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