Re: Really big mistake -- I need some help

Hugo Van den Berg (
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 10:36:33 +0200 ()

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Harald Koenig wrote:
-> then you have to copy the boot block to your hard disk first
-> (and maybe save the old one using "dd if=/dev/hda of=part.old count=1")

Try running fdisk/mbr under dos or in the dos mode of W95. This will install a
valid master boot record guaranteed*. Create a linux bootfloppy first because
the command will wipe out lilo and activate the dos/w95 partition. Make sure
you set lilo.conf to install in /dev/hda and the run lilo


*I have not yet tried it with the W95 fdisk, but it's essentialy the same as
the dos fdisk so this should work. The dos fdisk has done it for me every