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Hi, I need to reinstall lilo, browsing in the internet i found the next steps: a) boot using knoppix (iīm using 5.0) b) root@tty1[#] mount /mnt/hdxx (in my case hda5) ...
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    reinstalling lilo


    Hi, I need to reinstall lilo, browsing in the internet i found the next steps:
    a) boot using knoppix (iīm using 5.0)
    b) root@tty1[#] mount /mnt/hdxx (in my case hda5)
    c) root@tty1[#] chroot /mnt/hda5
    d) sh-2.05b# /sbin/lilo

    AND HERE IS THE ERROR MESSAGE:
    Fatal: open /dev/hda: Permission denied

    Reading this, I undestand that I canīt enough right over hda (hda1: xp, hda5: mandriva) but I donīt know why because Iīm logged as mandriva root (sh-2.05b) so... what am I doing bad?

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    Howdy htamayo!

    Could you clarify your step (b) command, it should be:
    Code:
    mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5
    I am assuming that directory /mnt/hda5 exists and that the device you want mounted is hda5.

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