On Mon, Apr 23, 2001 at 02:37:39AM +0100, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> What I said was that if you put Linux in the MBR, you cannot boot
> Windows, and that Windows installs into the MBR. Both of these are
> correct to my knowledge...
Are you perhaps confusing lilo and linux in this regard? If you install linux, it will usually offer to install lilo in the MBR. The Linux OS is not put in the MBR, lilo is. lilo then boots the linux system. If windows has previously been installed, then lilo will see the windows partition and will allow you to boot it. It is true that if you install linux first, and then windows, that windows will overwrite the MBR.. thus leaving linux unbootable (you then have to use your boot floppy).
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