From: Gavin McCullagh (gavin at domain fiachra.ucd.ie)
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2001 - 14:58:37 IST
When you get back to NT you may want to look at the utility "bootpart". It's
an editor for the config file for the NT bootloader.
The most reliable way to dual boot NT and linux (it sounds like you probably
know this but anyway) is with NT bootloader and lilo on your linux partition.
This tool helps you set this situation up having installed linux.
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Cormac McClean wrote:
> I have a problem (of my own making) with a PC in one of the labs. The
> PCs are dual-boot Win NT and Mandrake Linux (7.2). When installing
> Linux, I forgot to change from the default setting for lilo and installed
> it on the MBR. It means that instead of using the NT bootmenu to
> provide a choice of OS, the machine boots straight into Lilo.
> I'm not an NT expert, but I'd have thought that it would be possible
> to boot into NT via a boot/recovery disk, and reset the MBR.
> Alternatively, would uninstalling lilo replace the pre-existing MBR,
> or is that wishful thinking.
> I plan to try out these options when I can get access to the lab.
> I would appreciate any pointers on this, as I don't want to
> p*ss off the technician involved - it's largely because of him that
> staff members have allowed to install Linux in the labs in the
> Engineering dept here.
> Thanks in advance,
> PS I do plan to RTFM too!
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