Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Post by Duncan Sutherla » Mon, 13 Feb 1995 01:12:59



For one of my computers at work I had to get rid of the Linux partition to recover some space.
What I want to know is how I can safely get rid of the LILO entry on my boot sector.  I know there must
be a simple answer but I don't have the time to hunt it down.  Any kind souls out there?

                                        Duncan Sutherland

 
 
 

Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Post by Derek Owe » Mon, 20 Feb 1995 17:09:16


: For one of my computers at work I had to get rid of the Linux partition to recover some space.
: What I want to know is how I can safely get rid of the LILO entry on my boot sector.  I know there must
: be a simple answer but I don't have the time to hunt it down.  Any kind souls out there?

:                                       Duncan Sutherland

Type fdisk /mbr from the dos prompt, and the master boot record will be
rewritten.

 
 
 

Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Post by Shawn D. McPe » Mon, 27 Feb 1995 14:35:01



: >
: >Type fdisk /mbr from the dos prompt, and the master boot record will be
: >rewritten.
: >

: Yea, I tried that and it trashed my whole hard-drive.

If it's going to trash anything, it's going to be the master boot record,
not the hard drive.  This should only be a problem if you don't have an
operating system on your computer.  Can you elaborate on your problem any?

Shawn

 
 
 

Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Post by Richard Baldw » Mon, 27 Feb 1995 12:03:23




>: For one of my computers at work I had to get rid of the Linux partition to recover some space.
>: What I want to know is how I can safely get rid of the LILO entry on my boot sector.  I know there must
>: be a simple answer but I don't have the time to hunt it down.  Any kind souls out there?

>:                                   Duncan Sutherland

>Type fdisk /mbr from the dos prompt, and the master boot record will be
>rewritten.

Yea, I tried that and it trashed my whole hard-drive.

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Getting rid of LILO header on boot sector

Post by JaD » Tue, 07 Mar 1995 19:21:31


In days of yore (26 Feb 1995 05:35:01 GMT)


::: >Type fdisk /mbr from the dos prompt, and the master boot record will be
::: >rewritten.
::: Yea, I tried that and it trashed my whole hard-drive.
::If it's going to trash anything, it's going to be the master boot record,
::not the hard drive.  This should only be a problem if you don't have an
::operating system on your computer.  Can you elaborate on your problem any?
::Shawn

        If he was using Disk "Mangler" (err...Manager) or vFeature or
        SuperStor or any of those he could very easily have rendered
        the drive inaccessible.  However, if he had LILO installed
        before that than that would preclude this possibility.

        If his CMOS values were wrong when he did the FDISK /MBR
        that could also do it in.

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