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Ok, i tried to install a linux distro on my other hard drive and setup put the boot loader on my primary harddrive with windows XP on it. When I ...
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    Help!! LILO Killed my system


    Ok, i tried to install a linux distro on my other hard drive and setup put the boot loader on my primary harddrive with windows XP on it.

    When I try to boot my pc it say "07" all over my screen
    Not much more I can say.

    Does anyone know how to reinstall lilo or even better tp install grub?
    If it makes any difference I have a few distro CD's I can try
    Beatrix 2005.1F
    Mandrake 10.1 (officail)
    Vector 5 soho
    Bonzai
    Good goat
    Damn small
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    CAn't forget my manners
    Thanks for all your help
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    THis might help if you want to install grub: http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-19999.html
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    L 07 07 07 07 07...

    I am having the exact same problem... Had a working XP install, then tried to install Mandrake 10.1 and I see "L 07 07 07 07..." on the screen when I try to boot. I installed linux to my second hard drive and LILO to the MBR, but no luck.

    In the past I have had similar issues with GRUB... When I used to have a Red Hat 7.3 install on the second drive, I ended up having to do a fixmbr to get back into windows and was stuck using a boot disk to get to my linux partition.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

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    IIRC if you boot the Mandriva/mandrake install cd there is an option to repare the bootloader.
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    Fixed!

    I fixed it!

    At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I outline the solution in case anyone made the same absent-minded mistake:

    When I installed my second HD in my BIOS, I never changed the setting for the second hard drive from "OFF" to "AUTO"... duh!

    Check out this link:
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...05/02/2/283778

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    Re: Fixed!

    Quote Originally Posted by pasta4u2
    I fixed it!

    At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I outline the solution in case anyone made the same absent-minded mistake:

    When I installed my second HD in my BIOS, I never changed the setting for the second hard drive from "OFF" to "AUTO"... duh!

    Check out this link:
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...05/02/2/283778
    that dose do it!
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