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Hi all, I have multi-boot of Win98SE, XP Pro and Mandrake 10.1 Official. 98 is having internet connection issues and needs a re-install. I know to do so will overwrite ...
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    Restoring multi boot after re-installation


    Hi all,

    I have multi-boot of Win98SE, XP Pro and Mandrake 10.1 Official. 98 is having internet connection issues and needs a re-install. I know to do so will overwrite the Master Boot Record (MBR), so I've been staying away from trying.

    How complicated is it to restore MBR afterward? Could I just re-install
    Mandrake after 98 is fixed and would that restore my multi-boot? I'm looking for the easiest solution, I could leave 98 as it is but other programmes in that OS are now giving trouble, so I may need to fix it.

    By the way, special thanks to Ugo in Canada who helped me in my last thread.

    Martin,

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    It's actually pretty easy -
    Boot from your installation disk, press F1 and type rescue and enter.

    You will be given a text base menu from which you can choose to reinstall boot loader. It has always worked for me when having trouble with either Mdk or XP pro. :o

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    Hi BigTomRodney,

    Does that mean my Linux OS will be as I left it once the bootloader is restored?

    Martin,

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    Hi again,

    It's ok, fixed 98 without need to re-install, so no changes made to Linux.

    Martin,

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