[Re: LILO or MBR questions]

Justin Hibbits jrh29 at po.cwru.edu
Sun Jan 12 08:36:55 PST 2003

On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 10:50:51AM -0500, Eric Miller wrote:
> If your original ? about LILO was not answered in previous posts, try this:
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hdxy bs=1K count=1


Sorry, but that will DESTROY the system if you put it in the MBR, and will
DESTROY the superblock in any other case!

if you want to put it in the partition bootrecord, do 'dd if=/dev/zero
of=/dev/hdxy bs=512 count=1' so that it ONLY gets the _FIRST_ sector, which
doesn't have the superblock.

if you want it in the MBR, first try uninstalling grub (if possible), and then
run lilo.

But, whatever you do, DON'T FOLLOW ERIC!  Sorry eric, but that will HOSE the
system completely, you'll lose the partition table which is a Bad Thing (TM).

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