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hi there i've got a slight problem... about a month or so ago i installed Gentoo on my comp (even though it wasn't quite the mandrake installer i had been ...
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    bootup problem


    hi there i've got a slight problem...

    about a month or so ago i installed Gentoo on my comp (even though it wasn't quite the mandrake installer i had been using before, i made it and it was quite nice).
    After some time, Windows kinda' crashed because of graphical problems (i dualbooted with lilo before the crash, on separate harddrives).
    So i reinstalled windows and found myself rebooting the computer (after the installation) with that neat & cosy XP logo.

    Windows XP had taken over my entire MBR.

    of course this was kinda pestering because i don't have any "boot-3,5:er".

    i want to know if i have to go through that rather long "Gentoo-stage 1" installation again.

    also, if you help me with getting into my linux again, what do i have to do to get my lilo back?

    P.S. i installed from a live-cd and i've still got it (if you need that info...)

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    if uve got a live cd boot that into a terminal, mount the / partition linux is installed onto.

    chroot into the linux partition.

    run /sbin/lilo

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    ok thx, i'll try that

    i'll tell you if it worked or if the problem is more complicated than that...

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    it worked great, now i can go back to ordinary computing again.

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