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Author Topic: remove lilo from mbr (solved)  (Read 1155 times)
reb
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« on: February 25, 2008, 01:50:51 pm »

I have a HD from a previous distro that had lilo as boot loader.  It has been foramtted with cfdisk so it has no data on it.  I want to use it as sdb1 in another linus box.  When i plugged it into my regular linux machine to check it out, it mounted fine as sdb1, but on boot up I got a 1st lilo boot screen that flashed for just a second or so, the screen went blank and then a second lilo boot screen came up and I booted normal.  I can't see this as a problem, but it is irritating when it flashes up on boot up.  The wife is  patient, but I don't want her to have to put up with it.

Hopefully someone can tell me how to remove lilo from the mbr in this older HD.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2008, 06:30:47 am by reb » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 03:12:20 pm »

hi
I had this issue and someone pointed out that it can be removed with the windows 98 boot floppy with the command fdisk /mbr. this works very well and allows quick removal if you need to reinstall, or simply need to remove lilo to clean up the drive.
This assumes you have a floppy drive still and a 98 boot floppy.
you can get a boot disk here:

http://www.bootdisk.com/

uelsk8s response below is perhaps easier

hope that helps
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 03:14:12 pm »

run vfixmbr as root
It will let you select a HD and clean the mbr.
your bios controlls which HD is booted first and it is unusual for the bios to try another HD after it finds lilo on one.

HTH,
Uelsk8s
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 05:31:18 pm »


uelsk8s and overthere,

Thanks for the help, my horizons have just been widened a little more.  Maybe it was a small thing, but when learning, every little bit counts.  Cheesy

reb
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 10:30:11 pm »

So true
cheers
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