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I recovered by restoring the copy of the original MBR saved when I
initially installed Linux. The exact command and parameters are in the
LILO mini HowTo. You basically "dd" the bootloader back into the MBR
sector but leave the partition table untouched.
FWIW: Once I got the recovery partition working again (the F11 key shows up on
the second reboot, apparently the "correct MBR" is detected by the BIOS
on the first reboot, then enabled on the second), the first order of
business was to create a recovery floppy (the other option when you boot
the recovery partition). I don't know if the recovery floppy preserves
the partition table, but when the time comes to sell, I can put the
notebook back together again.
Good luck and have fun!
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