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    Windows 95 After knoppix

    Can you install windows 95 after you have installed knoppix I just do not want to overwright lilo

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    I just do not want to overwright lilo
    I do not know of a way to install Windows 95/98 without losing lilo. It will overwrite the MBR and you will lose lilo. You can however use knoppix to restore lilo to the MBR.

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    Re: Windows 95 After knoppix

    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpalooza
    Can you install windows 95 after you have installed knoppix I just do not want to overwright lilo
    The rule of thumb is install Windows, then Linux. You can do it the other way around, but it's a lot more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderScore
    I just do not want to overwright lilo
    I do not know of a way to install Windows 95/98 without losing lilo. It will overwrite the MBR and you will lose lilo. You can however use knoppix to restore lilo to the MBR.

    how do I do that i lost lilo lolol

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    for a quick recovery.
    boot knoppix from Cd.
    open a console and issue these comands.

    #mount the / poartition of Linux read write (let us call it /dev/hda1 and ext3 filesystem)
    Code:
    mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
    #now to chroot into your /
    Code:
    chroot /mnt/hda1
    #erything is now done to your hd

    #edit or make sure /etc/fstab is corect as to what filesystem is where and how many partitions you have...
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    #fdisk -l lists partitions and filesystems
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    #cat /etc/fstab outputs fstab to screen. the two above sould match 100% as to what filesystem is where, number of partitions... otherwise edit (mcedit /etc/fstab, save with F2 and exit with F10)

    #check that windows is entered in /etc/lilo.conf, and on corect partitition...
    Code:
    cat /etc/lilo.conf
    #if not edit (mcedit /etc/lilo.conf, save with F2 and exit with F10)

    #now it is time to mount everything with your linux fstab.
    Code:
    mount -a
    #now we can restore lilo to mbr.
    Code:
    /sbin/lilo
    #if everything went well we can now
    #sync the disks (everything written to disk)
    #unmount
    #clear the screen
    #disengage / form /mnt/hda.
    Code:
    sync&&umount -a&&clear&&exit
    this is as much step by step i can manage without more to go on

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    Thank you worked great!

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    you are welcome to what little I could help you with.

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