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Killing LILO on my laptop





MWANGI
I have just formated my laptop which had win98,2000 and mandrake 8.0
the problem is that the linux loader is still appearing when I boot my machine how do i kill the LILO
computer specs
toshiba 2060 cds
amd processor
32 MB RAM
n0xvb
MWANGI wrote:
I have just formated my laptop which had win98,2000 and mandrake 8.0
the problem is that the linux loader is still appearing when I boot my machine how do i kill the LILO
computer specs
toshiba 2060 cds
amd processor
32 MB RAM

If you can boot into windows, do that and open up a dos box. Run the command:
Code:
fdisk /mbr


If you can't start Windows then use a bootdisk and run the same command.
ml
boot from a winxp cd and type fixmbr and/or fixboot
corey
ml wrote:
boot from a winxp cd and type fixmbr and/or fixboot
2000?

A question. What's on the computer now? Are all three operating systems still there? Do you want access to them all? I just wonder why you want to be rid of lilo.
MWANGI
I have formatted two partitions out of the three existing ones using FDISK but I cannot access them and I do not know the reason why.

At the same time when I boot my machine it goes to LILO. I tried to go to command in windows 98 and type the command

Code:
fdisk /mbr


It brought an error message

'An Internal stack overflow caused this session to be halted.
Change the stack setting in your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again'


Please advice on which settings to change in CONFIG.SYS or any other suggestions you may have.

Thanks! d'oh!
technology.sponge
if u have no data left on the laptop and u want to get rid of lilo, try dban as a last restort

dban.sourcefirge.net

it wipes ur hdd (including boot sectos etc.). NOTE! dban is not like the windiws format.com that just forgets everything, dban ERASES yuor hdd iwth a military standard technqiue.
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