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    Duel boot into windows, please help!!


    I currently have a system where LILO controls the boot loader.

    I would like to get back to dos boot screen with Win2K and XP if i can.

    Can anyone suggest any help

    System is as follows:
    Bootable drive 30G Win2K and XP (15G each)
    Linux drive 20G

    When linux was installed LILO was installed as well but on the bootable drive, i cant get into Linux as it crashes every time.

    Any suggestions???
    Jeffers
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    boot from a DOS bootdisk (or windows rescue disk, you did make them during install, no?)
    then start "fdisk /mbr" and reboot to re-activate your windows.

    linux can be booted from a dos disk too, if you have loadlin.

    [edit]
    another idea: try to stop lilo pushing and holding down your SHIFT key.
    then, when it says "LILO: " you press tab to see the kernel images names. say its name is "linux", you would enter then:

    linux init=/bin/bash
    or
    linux single

    to get a console and start repairing.
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