>> Also what are people's thoughts on bootloaders to recommend/discuss.
> What do current installers use by default?
I still use ntloader to start linux, mostly because thats how I first
got it to work whever that was....
Anyway, I see it as having 2 potential advantages for the beginner.
Firstly, no matter what happens to linux Windows *should* continue to
work. The only addition is the OS selection screen at startup.
Secondly, I remember that reinstalling Windows used to get rid of the
linux loader? Does this still happen?
There is a negative depending on how your Windows is installed...see
> Finally, what are peoples personal recent (i.e. preferably on the
> latest releases from $YOUR_FAV_DISTRO) experiences with ntfs and
> Linux? From qtaprted resizing them to using ntfsprogs with/without
> captive (to write and format). I'm currently doing some
> experimenting myself and I'll let you all know how it pans out.
When this is up and running satisfactorily, it will help the ntloader
situation even more.
My laptop's recover CDs automatically make the boot drive NTFS. So I
cannot modify the boot.ini and add my boot record from linux. This
results in copying my boot record into my FAT partition, rebooting
into Windows and copying from the FAT to NTFS partition. A real pain!
Especially when you're playing with building your kernel.
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