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LILO, partitions, and the evil that is Microsoft  RSS feed

 
Ryan Tauriainen
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I have a computer that uses LILO to dual boot SuSE Linux and Windows 98, and I need to reinstall Windows, but lasst time I did that it wrote over the partition, and I had to reinstall Linux and LILO. Is there a way I can reinstall Windows without having to do all the rest again?
 
Idly Vada
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Ofcourse you can!
After installing windows, use your Linux boot floppy or boot cd-rom
to boot into Linux.
Then edit the file /etc/lilo.conf
Add the following line to lilo.conf at top:
boot=/dev/hda
then run the command
/sbin/lilo
the reboot.
Now u'll see OS switching screen of LILO
Enjoy!!!
for more info:
http://www.control-escape.com/linux/lilo-cfg.html
 
Jeroen Wenting
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why do you need to make political statements here?
I've never had trouble getting several OSs to work on the same machine, just use swappable harddisks instead of multiboot
 
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