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reinstalling SuSE 7.1
  • From: dcjohan <dcjohan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 May 2004 10:54:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <4094B754.6060908@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm about to swap out windows distributions (98se for 2000) on my dual boot system due to a work situation. I know you can restore the SuSE boot menu by running lilo once you are in Linux, but I've not found a way to do that once the mbr has been restored by the windows install. In preparation for this transition I've tried to do it from the 7.1 boot disks but can't find an option in 7.1 to boot an installed distro like you can in later releases (yes, I realize I could use a newer version but this install of Linux is my mail box and all works well as is and I'd like to just leave it that way) and I've also tried to use Knoppix as a recovery disk to perform the same operation but so far can't find a means to do it that way either as Knoppix keeps claiming I don't have the rights to access my files.

Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong and how to do it correctly.

Many thanks,


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