From: John Kelly (john at domain frontend.com)
Date: Wed 03 May 2000 - 10:58:51 IST
: Kev writes:
: > -u copies the last saved mbr back, so if you've run lilo more than once,
: > say if you rejigged things after installing, it won't restore
: the "MS mbr"
: > (tm). You really need the *proper* NT way of doing things for
: this one ...
: Not quite - LILO checks timestamps to see whether it needs to do another
: backup or not, and, unless you did something weird, should restore the
: 'original' MBR.
Doesn't LILO keep a copy of your original MBR in /boot/boot.0300?
(I think it's /boot/boot.0300 for IDE drives, and /boot/boot.0800 for SCSI).
If it does... you could try
dd if=/boot/boot.0300 of=/dev/dev/hda bs=446 count=1
But I guess this is more a last resort than anything.
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