[ILUG] reinstalling windows!
Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
breatpro at MLE.CO.UK
Thu Mar 30 15:41:08 IST 2000
Eh ? When did they change that
Windows writes to the MBR and sets its own partition as active, if LILO is
in the MBR it gets overwritten by a Windows / Dos install (MSDOS 3.x ->
If LILO is on the Linux Partition's boot record, THEN LILO won't be
overwritten, but you must *manually* set the Windows partition as active
*before* installing DOS / Windows, and return to having the LILO partition
active after the install is complete.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Allen [SMTP:john.allen at orbiscom.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 15:33
> To: Niall Sheridan
> Cc: 'Alex O'Connor'; 'ilug at linux.ie'
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] reinstalling windows!
> Niall Sheridan wrote:
> > Try running
> > setup /?
> > To list all command line switches
> > Theres one there that forces setup to skip scandisk (I think its /is).
> > could give that a try.
> > Just bear in mind that installing windows will overwrite LILO, so keep a
> > boot disk handy.
> Windows install will not over-write LILO.
> If LILO is on the MBR then nothing will change,
> if LILO is on a bootable partition then Windows setup will
> change the active partition to the Windows partition,
> and all you will have to do is change it back.
> > Cheers,
> > Niall
> > -----Original Message-----
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