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Mandrake Linux Boot Disk...

#1
So i'm a tool, and while farting around in Mandrake i accidentally did the mcopy/bootsect.lnx thing on my boot floppy... i was trying to set up the dual boot thing using xp's bootloader....

so my problem is that i reformatted and created a new boot floppy from withing mandrake, but now it won't boot, so i can't get into mandrake anymore cause i didn't finish setting up xp's bootloader so i'm stuck, and would prefer not to have to reinstall mandrake as it is a fairly interactive setup...

will it work if i just copy someone elses bootdisk??? if so, can maybe a few (justincase one doesn't work) of you helpful cats post a copy of your bootdisk for me???
 
#2
Boot off the first Mandrake CD and select the "upgrade" option. This will allow you to repair a damaged system without having to reinstall everything from scratch. You will be able to create a boot disk for Mandrake once the "upgrade" is completed.

Alan
 
#4
well... it locked up during creation of the bootdisk, and doing the upgrade thing is pretty much the same as doing the whole install over again, so i used my xp cd to fixboot and fixmbr, yes... i did the unthinkable and installed the bootloader to my windows mbr... but know all is well, i cleared the linux partitions, reinstalled it, made a new bootdisk, copied the bootsect.lnx, and edited my boot.ini file, and all works well... yay... thanks for the help anyway...
 

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