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Ok, so I installed SuSE 10 the other night and it had grub on it to boot windows and suse, but not pclinuxos, so I took suse off by formatting ...
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    Help getting into linux/windows again.


    Ok, so I installed SuSE 10 the other night and it had grub on it to boot windows and suse, but not pclinuxos, so I took suse off by formatting the partitions that it was on, and now when I boot up my pc it brings up Grub but it has an error. My question is:

    How do I get lilo to start again? (I still have pclinuxos and windows installed)

    My /etc/lilo.conf file:

    o boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    default="pclinuxos"
    keytable=/boot/livecd.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12-oci6.mdk-i586-up-1GB
    label="pclinuxos"
    root=/dev/hda5
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.12-oci6.mdk-i586-up-1GB.img
    append="noapic nolapic acpi=ht nomce psmouse.proto=imps splash=silent"
    vga=788
    read-only

    other=/dev/hda1
    label="win_c"

    My /etc/lilo.conf.old file:

    # File generated by DrakX/drakboot
    # WARNING: do not forget to run lilo after modifying this file

    default="linux"
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    keytable=/boot/us.klt
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="linux"
    root=/dev/hda6
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="noapic nolapic acpi=ht splash=silent"
    vga=788

    Do I have to take my lilo.conf.old file and make it my lilo.conf file? I thought that might work but I'm not sure so I'm waiting. Thanks for your help, I appreciate it.

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    This should get you going again...

    http://www.pclinuxonline.com/wiki/RestoreLilo

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    Thank you..it worked, and I got back into windows atleast, although my pclinuxos installation has something wrong with it. It brought up some errors when I tried to boot into it and it asked if I wanted to repair it, I said yes, but then another error. So I might just get rid of pclinux and try a different distro in its place, unless I can fix it.

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    I've never been able to get PCLinuxOS running correctly on my boxes although I've tried various versions of it about half a dozen different times. Sorry it's not working out for you either. From what I hear, it works beautifully for some folks.

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    It works great for me most of the time, this is the first time I've had trouble with it.

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