This is my problem:
I have linux (mandrake 7.1) installed on disk #2. LILO was installed on mbr on disk #1, but I erased it by mistake while installing win98 on disk #1. Now I cannot access my linux on disk #2.
I have downloaded and istalled tomsrtbt. I created a boot disk and it works well. I can access my old linux on disk #2. I just wonder how I can reinstall LILO on disk #1 so I get a chance to choose at boot time which OS I want to run.
note: In order to access my old linux I have to mount it on mnt/ on the tomsrtbt linux.
As you surely have noticed I am a newbie.
Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.
pop that cd bask in the drive, boot to it, select the "upgrade" install option. When it asks if you want to install lilo, answer with a resoudning yes.
read the man page or some howto or something. It's got to be in there somewhere.
if you can boot back to linux partition through your disk then simply execute
"lilo -v" to verify the /etc/lilo.conf and let it write to the harddisk u will have lilo back .
try grub it's quite good ;)
I prefer to use loadlin on a dual-boot system, combined with a DOS boot-menu. This also makes it possible to boot into MSDOS (i.e., without booting windows first)
I did it this way:
(You probably don't need the DoubleBuffer=1 and AutoScan=2 line; Logo=0 just disables the flashing of the start-up graphics; The other entries were generated by windows' setup)
;The following lines are required for compatibility with other programs.
;Do not remove them (MSDOS.SYS needs to be >1024 bytes).
MENUITEM=dos, Start MS-DOS
MENUITEM=windows, Start Windows 98
MENUITEM=linux, Start Linux
and the directory linux contains LOADLIN.EXE and a copy of the kernel you want to be able to boot, copied from the /boot directory.
loadlin vml2413.ac8 idebus=40 hda=ide-scsi root=/dev/ataraid/disk0/part5
Hope this is informative to you...
the old hack probably the best one during those slackware days ;)
but lilo gives you a lot of power like password check and other things and grub have no problemo with 1024 cylinders. so you can install beyond 1024 or install /boot in the first 1024 cylinders.