Okay heres the problem...
I bought MaximumLinux, great magazine, and came with Mandrake 6.0, since I had an old slackware I decided to give it a try.
It is a bootable CD so installation was painless. And passed some hours configuring and checking it out. But I decided to uninstall it since the computer was used by my brothers and don't want them to get messed up with Linux... yet [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
After deleting the partition with Partition Magic I forgot that I installed LILO on the Master Boot. So every time my computer starts it asks me which partition to make active.
How do I remove LILO form the MBR? It doesn't bothers me to write win everytime my computer starts, but when nothing is entered it tries to enter /dev/hda5 and look for linux and then comes a Panic Error.
Is there any program or procedure to remove LILO?
Did the same thing myself. If you have a windoze startup disc from before you did this shut down and restarted the computer in MS-DOS mode, at the 'C' prompt
TYPE: C:\>fdisk /mbr press enter. This will reset mbr.
Next transfered the system: A:\>sys c:
Actually I don't think you need to do system tranfer - try without first.
[This message has been edited by Gentle Giant (edited 10-11-99).]
Okay... but what if my start-up disk "magically" disappeared? I can't find it anywhere... should I only make a bootable disk and run fdisk /mbr?
Thanks GG I only restarted in MS-DOS mode, without a using a disk and used fdisk /mbr and LILO kissed his a** goodbye.
How was MaximumLinux?
The Magazine is great is the first number. I plan to subscribe to it, since it will have a CD on every issue and maybe it will have other Linux distributions on it, as well as applications.
Mandrake 6.0 that came with the magazine is great. I installed on my IBM 380ED Thinkpad and it works like a charm. It detects the NIC, Modem, etc. and it was much easier to install than the old slackware I was using. It has KDE, Gnome, icewin, like other 4 X intefaces.
Mod w/ an attitude
I did not have as much luck installing Mandrake as Pantion did. I could not get my internal US Robotics Sportster V90 modem to detect and set up, as well as not being able to set up my KTI network card. The magazine looked great until you started to follow the install instructions. Several key items were ignored or missing and it took me 4 intalls to get thru the install and get to a desktop. I am not going to give up on Linux yet, but I did buy SuSE Linux thats comes with a very thick 450 page manual.
Remeber that not all drivers are in the distributions. That is why I didn't uninstall win98, since if my modem or NIC weren't identified or I couldn't compile a compatible drivers then I would be in trouble.
Look for drivers for your devices and recompile the kernel.
Sterling_Aug - the modem problem you had is with all distrose of Linux. This link is a guide for your Modem (Unless Sportster is actually a Winmodem).
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