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This article describes how to remove the Linux LILO boot manager from the master boot record (MBR).
If Linux is installed on your computer, Linux allows a dual boot by loading a boot manager called LILO directly into the MBR. To remove LILO, follow the appropriate procedure.
If Linux Is Still InstalledAt a command prompt, run the lilo command and use either the -u or the -U option. The device name must be the second parameter. The only difference between the two options is that -u checks the time stamp on the current MBR and on the backed-up MBR, and -U does not check the time stamp at all.
If Linux Is Not Still InstalledNOTE: The following procedure is not supported by Microsoft and is performed strictly at the discretion of the user. Microsoft assumes no liability for lost or corrupted data. This procedure should be performed only as a last resort.
IMPORTANT: Running fdisk /mbr removes the disk signature from the MBR. If the drive is a member of a Windows fault tolerance set, the drive is no longer recognized as a member of that set.
Article ID: 315224 - Last Review: December 1, 2007 - Revision: 1.4