Or use dd to save the Linux boot sector as a file on the NT partition as
add a line in Boot.ini
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
C:\bootlin.par="My favorite Linux Distro"
You can extend this to any number of OS, even creating bootrecords on
normally unbootable MBR of logical drives in a physical partition, Or
even different versions of linux installed on same partition (save
partition record as a file between each extra install).
Also works for OS2, MSDOS, Win9x etc.
maybe someone can explain to me why it works for any arbitary logical drive?
I've an online article I did for Dell in 1999 when they were doing RH6.0
shipping. I've forgotten where.
> install grub in Master Boot Record ?
>> On Tuesday 04 September 2007 10:37:51 ollie at eillo.org wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>> I have a couple of questions about Vista and dual
>> booting. I installed Arch Linux alongside Vista on my new Dell Vostro
>> laptop. Everything went fine; Vista can be started from grub.
>>>> However every time I restart the laptop the bootable flag seems to have
>> wandered from the GRUB partition back to the Vista partition?!?
>>>> If I wan to boot Linux again I have to stick in a rescue disk, start
>> fdisk and set the GRUB partition as bootable again.
>>>>>> Has anyone come across this? Is there a fix?
>>>> I know I can boot through the windows bootloader but I prefer to go
>> straight to GRUB.
>>>>>> Also slightly OT -
>>http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial133.html describes a
>> handy way to shrink the NTFS partition to make room for Linux. Originally
>> Vista had all 160 GB. The above method allowed me to shrink that to about
>> 100 GB but refuses to allow me to shrink it any more.
>>>> I’m using about 25 GB of the space available; I have disabled the page
>> file, emptied the recycle bin, run that clean up program and defragmented
>> the partition.
>>>> Any suggestions?
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