>Sorry to bother anyone, but I was hoping to be able to
>completely wipe Debian Linux out and then re-install it. Now, I have
>it on a logical drive from my C drive, and everything should have been
>okay... but it isn't because of LILO. I have my system set up to
>dual-boot so that I can boot either Windows 95 or Linux when I want it
>to... but now I am having problems getting rid of it. You see, I went
>into Debian and typed:
>and I go the response that the timestamp was different, or something
>to that effect (sorry for my ignorance, but we were all newbies
>once...). So I rebooted... and I got LILO again. Apparently, I am
>assuming that the origional MBR of my system was re-written by LILO,
>or at least placed somewhere else... but I don't know what to do!!!
>Now, I don't want to wipe the Linux partition using FDISK if LILO
>isn't going to be gone, or else I won't be able to boot my computer,
>right? So what are my options, if there are any? I really want to wipe
>Debian so that I can hopefully reinstall and reconfigure it correctly,
>or I might think about getting RedHat 5.1, but I can't do ANYTHING
>until LILO gives me back my system! Please Help!!
>Thank you for your time...
If Lilo was installed in the MBR. Boot to your win95 machine in dos mode. Fdisk
has an undocumented switch. at the command prompt type
What this does is restores the MBR while preserving the partition table. comes
in very handy for just what you are asking (if I understood you properly)
want to be a guru...READ the READMEs