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Re: [debian-knoppix] XP won't boot after knoppix 3.4 hdinstall


> On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 12:48:50PM -0400, Joris Huizer wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > Today, I decided to do a harddisk install of knoppix; Everything
> > went well (including repartitioning using parted (before running the
> > install script) and qparted (during the install)
> > 
> > There's one problem: the knoppix install script install in mbr but
> > it seems XP has a problem with this -- when I choose XP in the boot
> > (lilo?) menu, it cleans the screen and only says, "Loading
> > Windows(hda1)" -- and nothing happens
> > 
> > Other than doing a new XP install (including the backup that'd 
> > requires), is there a way to fix this?
> You can revert to a more or less univesal Master boot record by
> issuing
> install-mbr /dev/hda
> from a running Knoppix as root. Unfortunately this will disable the
> possibility of dual-booting Linux comfortably, but the standard
> bootloader from install-mbr will just use the first bootable
> partition, which is, probably, your old windows XP partition, if it is
> still there.
> You can try to install the Linux bootloader to the Linux root
> partition(it's an option in the installer) instead of the MBR, and put
> an entry for it in the bootmenu of Windows. For the latter, I cannot
> be of much help, since I have no idea how the Windows boot loader
> works. But Windows users are telling me it works fine that way, if you
> figure out how to configure it in Windows.

Yes, it definitely works, when lilo is installed in the mbr. I could
boot the other os too. 



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