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Sonu Kapoor

Change the bootloader

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Sure, install LILO and edit /etc/lilo.conf to fit your

"man lilo.conf" gives good help and examples !

then run "lilo -b /dev/boot-device" as root to install lilo.

For example if you want to install lilo on the MBR on your first
IDE drive call: lilo -b /dev/hda

BTW: It is a VERY good idea to have a bootable Linux-CD (e.g. knoppix from at hand in case the installation
did not work as expected.

Lilo makes a backup of the overwritten blocks per default as
far as I remember. So if you killed something by your command
you can write the previous blocks again. How this is done
is described in the lilo man page as well.


[edited by - sgaffga on October 2, 2002 9:49:56 AM]

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