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Uninstalling LILO and Linux partitions

By steve.doig ·
G'Day,

I'm running Win98 with a Linux partition. I have LILO installed in the MBR.
I deleted the linux partitions without doing anything about LILO, causing LILO to partially boot, displaying LI only. I can't get into windows at all, even though its the default boot option.

How do I remove LILO from the MBR?

I have booted from an old win95 HDD, but it won't recognise the win98 partitions on the original HDD. Is this because of fat32?

Thanks for some help.

Cheers,

Steve.

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by dmiles In reply to Uninstalling LILO and Lin ...

To boot you can use MS DOS FDISK set to active
To un-install try using lilo -u
If it is part of the master boot record as you describe use FDISK /MBR it alters boot loader code not the partition table
FAT 32 should not be causing the problem

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by rockyolson In reply to Uninstalling LILO and Lin ...

Hi try booting to the startup menu and choose the command promt only when you get the C: promt type in fdisk /mbr and click enter reboot and everthing should be ok.If this does not work though then boot with yur start up disc and when you get the A: promt type sys C: then reboot

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