[techtalk] Lilo (or is it mbr?) woes

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 7 23:09:25 EST 2000

Excerpts from linuxchix: 8-Nov-100 Re: [techtalk] Lilo (or is .. by
Sunnanvind Briling at swipn 
> I did change it to just /dev/hda, wich resulted in the new lilo
> overwriting th e mbr (it hadn't before). While this works, I'd like
> the Debian mbr back, like it used to be. Is it just "install-mbr" as
> root? (I don't know anything about this, I tried looking in the man
> page.)

Yeah, the mbr manpage is sort of confusing, since it has about 50 options
that you probably don't care about.  Try
  install-mbr /dev/hda
which should just install the debian mbr on /dev/hda, and then run lilo
with the boot and root as the partition.

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