From: Paul Askins (paul.askins at domain analog.com)
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2001 - 14:56:33 IST
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001 14:41:18 +0100, the words of
Cormac McClean <cmcclean at domain 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 domain adbvdesign.analog.com> Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle. -- Steinbach
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