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On Sat 25 Sep 04, 10:25 PM, Ken Bloom <kabloom@ucdavis.edu> said:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 01:32:02AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> > Quoting Michael Wenk (wenk@praxis.homedns.org):
> > 
> > > As I recall, all fdisk /mbr does is takes a copy of master boot record from 
> > > some backup location and places it in the master boot record of the drive.  
> > 
> > Er, not "some backup location", but rather instructions towards that end
> > inside FDISK.EXE.  (After all, it's only 446 bytes.)
> > 
> > > I think this is why fdisk /mbr won't remove lilo very easily(as lilo installs 
> > > itself into the mbr as well as the backup location) 
> > 
> > Er, no, that has nothing to do with it.  When you run /sbin/lilo (the
> > map installer), whatever is specified in /etc/lilo.conf's boot= line
> > (which could be /dev/hda, but doesn't have to be) gets overridden, and 
> > the former contents of the target is written out to /boot/boot.NNMM,
> > where NNMM is the major and minor numbers.
> > 
> 
> I thought fdisk /mbr *did* remove lilo easily. Am I wrong?
> --Ken

Nope, you're not wrong.  It DOES remove lilo easily.  At least, it always did
at the installfests...

Pete

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