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Linux boot loader is causing me problems!

Every new Linux user faces the same problem from time to time. What do you do when LILO gets screwy on you? If you have a solution for this TechRepublic member, you just might win 200 TechPoints!
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Windows has begun to crash…
Recently, TechRepublic passport owner, Rgravelle posted the following question in the Support Republic Linux Forum:

“I installed Corel Linux on a separate SCSI drive so it would not cause problems with my Windows installation. When I boot my machine, LILO comes up and I choose my OS. When I try to shut down Windows, I get a fatal error and have to turn off my machine. Also, I can no longer boot Windows in safe mode. If I disconnect my SCSI drive from my computer and start my machine, the numbers "01" appear all over my screen. My question is this: Where does Linux write the boot loader instructions in Windows? I wish to remove it but don’t know how. This has become a major problem for me. I hope someone can help!”

Do you have an answer?
Apparently, Rgravelle is in a real pickle. If you can help solve this perplexing problem, Rgravelle will award you 200 TechPoints for your trouble! To leave a suggestion, visit the Support Republic Linux Forum and post your comments.
If you didn’t know, you earn TechPoints whenever you use the TechRepublic site. (If you don't know how many TechPoints you have, click the My TechPoints link in our left navigation bar.) When you post a question in one of our forums, you get to designate a certain number of those points as a prize to be awarded to whomever answers your question correctly. After you post a question in a TechRepublic forum, you can check for answers periodically or request an e-mail message notifying you when someone posts an answer to your question. Follow this link to check out the threads in the forum center. Welcome to From the Forums, a weekly column highlighting members' questions from the TechRepublic Support Forum. If you have a question that you can't seem to find an answer to, post it in the Support Republic Forums! Other TechRepublic members will try to answer your question in return for TechPoints.
Windows has begun to crash…
Recently, TechRepublic passport owner, Rgravelle posted the following question in the Support Republic Linux Forum:

“I installed Corel Linux on a separate SCSI drive so it would not cause problems with my Windows installation. When I boot my machine, LILO comes up and I choose my OS. When I try to shut down Windows, I get a fatal error and have to turn off my machine. Also, I can no longer boot Windows in safe mode. If I disconnect my SCSI drive from my computer and start my machine, the numbers "01" appear all over my screen. My question is this: Where does Linux write the boot loader instructions in Windows? I wish to remove it but don’t know how. This has become a major problem for me. I hope someone can help!”

Do you have an answer?
Apparently, Rgravelle is in a real pickle. If you can help solve this perplexing problem, Rgravelle will award you 200 TechPoints for your trouble! To leave a suggestion, visit the Support Republic Linux Forum and post your comments.
If you didn’t know, you earn TechPoints whenever you use the TechRepublic site. (If you don't know how many TechPoints you have, click the My TechPoints link in our left navigation bar.) When you post a question in one of our forums, you get to designate a certain number of those points as a prize to be awarded to whomever answers your question correctly. After you post a question in a TechRepublic forum, you can check for answers periodically or request an e-mail message notifying you when someone posts an answer to your question. Follow this link to check out the threads in the forum center.

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