getting rid of LILO??

getting rid of LILO??

Post by The » Sun, 24 Sep 1995 04:00:00



How do I get rid of LILO of my C: dos partiotioned drive in DOS???
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getting rid of LILO??

Post by Paul Podbielsk » Tue, 26 Sep 1995 04:00:00


heh, heh.... My problem is either that I have a dynamic drive overlay or that I
pooched up my system by installing 20 BogoMillion times =:)

If the FDISK /MBR does not change anything, I believe that it means that your
backup image of the MBR (Master Boot Record) also has LILO on it.  I saw a
solution pertaining to this on another newsgroup.  I did not print it, or I
would have more solid info to give to you.

The basic gist of the method involves creating a DOS system disk (a bootable
floppy) with the command FORMAT /S.  Then boot off of the floppy.  Apparently,
the transfer of the system to the floppy does not include LILO.  After the
floppy boot, do the FDISK /MBR again and see if it works.

I have problems with this solution.  I have not tried it... as LILO is stable
enough and gives me no problems (even with my high-risk, old BIOS computer).
If the above method does not work.... do the same thing, except make the
bootable floppy on a friend's computer... or one at a store... or somewhere.
As long as the DOS version (6.2 , 5.0 , etc) is the same and THAT computer does
not have LILO on it... you ought to now have a copy of an MBR that has no LILO
on it.

I'm inviting flames with this one, because MBR's may differ from drive to drive
and I only glanced at the abovementioned news item, but at least know that if
FDISK /MBR does not nuke LILO, there is still s ray of hope.

       Baet of luck..... Paul Podbielski


 
 
 

getting rid of LILO??

Post by Yair G. Rajw » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00



: How do I get rid of LILO of my C: dos partiotioned drive in DOS???

Simple - boot from a dos diskette with fdisk in it, run fdisk /mbr and all
of your trubles are gone !

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