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    ok. this is what i have done....I in stalled 3 os on different partitions on my drive.....first Win98, then WinXP, then Linux Mandrake 9.1...........

    all worked just fine....

    now I wanted to take off Linux...I deleted my linux partition and the linux swap partition.....changed the partitions to 1 single fat32 partition..... all this worked fine..

    Now all I want to do is take away the linux lilo(the linux OS option screen at bootup) and go back to my Windows OS selection screen.......

    How do I do this?

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    Lilo kicks butt. Why you want to get rid of it? U still have the same choices. XP or Win98. :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    Lilo kicks butt. Why you want to get rid of it? U still have the same choices. XP or Win98. :confused:
    because it defaults to linux....and linux is not there....i could leave it and wait and choose win98 or XP, but if i walk away during bootup it defaults to a missing OS(linux) and the i have to reset comp. and wait again......

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    boot with your Win98 CD and do
    fdisk /mbr
    this will rewrite your MBR.
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    or you could just edit the LILO to boot to your MS OS instead of deleted Linux.:thumb:
    Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    or you could just edit the LILO to boot to your MS OS instead of deleted Linux.:thumb:
    Just a thought
    k...sounds good to me, but where do I find the lilo program?, and how do I edit it?

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    when you start the system, and it gives you the choice to boot from Linux/98/xp
    you should also see option like edit or configuration or something.
    I just blew away my Linux harddrive to install smoothwall. (its contol-x on that bootloader)
    But it is there. thats where you would change all this.
    If you get in there and you cant tell just by looking, write it down and let us help you with it.
    :thumb:

    Ahh, Im going to reinstall Linux just so I can find the damn option!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    when you start the system, and it gives you the choice to boot from Linux/98/xp
    you should also see option like edit or configuration or something.
    I just blew away my Linux harddrive to install smoothwall. (its contol-x on that bootloader)
    But it is there. thats where you would change all this.
    If you get in there and you cant tell just by looking, write it down and let us help you with it.
    :thumb:

    Ahh, Im going to reinstall Linux just so I can find the damn option!!!!!!!!
    nope....no option to edit or config.......is there a file on my comp. that i can edit?

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    well after loading linux and installing LILO, I get the same contorl-x option to edit it.

    There is a file in there somewjere, but its on an ext3 partition which windows doesnt see. :shrug:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    well after loading linux and installing LILO, I get the same contorl-x option to edit it.

    There is a file in there somewjere, but its on an ext3 partition which windows doesnt see. :shrug:
    i have allready deleted all the linux partitions....so there has to be a file in windows somewhere....

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