(Mandrake 10.1) Lilo screwing up MDR?? so Win2k no longer works
I have a real problem with my machine, I installed Mandrake 10.1 and it worked ok, but I wanted to take this off again and install Windoze 2000 just to test my hardware for a bench mark on it's performance (new machine) etc.
On installing Windows 2k it informed me that it was going to modify the boot partition to allow Win2k to boot which was fine, I then deleted everything on the disk and repartitioned it with Windoze 2000 setup. So far so good everything normal at this point!
But on reboot it comes up with something like 'Invalid Partition'; on browing the net aparently in most cases this can be fixed with fdisk /mbr from a dos prompt, but this didn't work nor did using 'fixmdr' from the recovery console.....
Bit worried that the HD was knackered at this point I put Mandrake back on which worked fine!
Ironically I was going to stick with Mandrake anyway after sorting a DVD drive as I'm fed up of doing the Amiga stylie disk swaping with my CD version.
But the point is what has it done and how do I fix it? At face value it seems like a really dodgy dangerous piece of code limiting my computer's use to a particular OS, I thought the MDR is supposed to be written to in a standard manor so dual boot OS can be used?
I can't even find the LILO executable to do a lilo /u on.....
Help!!!!!eeeeeekkkkkkkkk Thanks :)