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Re: Booting Linux from windows 2000

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 02:39:33AM -0500, Scott Henson wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 14:18, Pigeon wrote:
> > It is true that Windoze doesn't like changes to the MBR. To hack the
> > Win98 MBR I had to include code to put the original MBR back after the
> > hack had done its work, then make Windoze reinstall the hacked version
> > after it had done its check. That relied on having DOS available
> > underneath and probably would be much harder in 2k. It's not something
> > I would really recommend!
> No, Windows 95/98/ME all do just fine without the MBR. You can have lilo
> or grub steal it and windows wont even figure it out.  Now Windows
> NT/2000/XP all need the MBR and wont boot without it.  Under these you
> have to use the windows boot loader to load grub or lilo then they
> continue to boot linux.  Best way is probably to make a grub boot floppy
> though.

Not true.  Win2k boots fine from grub, which is installed in the MBR

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