On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:41:18 +0100, the words of
Cormac McClean <cmcclean at ait.ie> did resemble:
>> 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
> 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.
>Does lilo not have an option to boot windows NT then? I'm told this
is not a good idea, though I used to do that myself till I got rid of NT.
> 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.
Not possible I think. However, if you have a DOS boot disk with fdisk on
it then boot with this and run fdisk /mbr to get rid of lilo.
> Alternatively, would uninstalling lilo replace the pre-existing MBR,
> or is that wishful thinking.
>lilo -U AFAIR
Paul Askins <:)
Email: Paul Askins <paul.askins at adbvdesign.analog.com>
Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle.
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