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Re: grub/dual-boot problem

On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 05:23:53AM -0700, Richard Weil wrote:
> Just a small update, since I'm sure someone will
> someday search and find this thread ...
> I got it working. The grub configuration in menu.1st
> was fine; windows had overwritten the MBR. I don't
> know if it's possible, but I *may* not have installed
> grub to the MBR the first time (I don't recall running
> install-grub /dev/hda) -- by marking the partition as
> bootable, it sort of worked.

I haven't had much experience w/ XP, but I'm wondering if you
had it booting on /boot partition (marked bootable).  On rebooting
the WinXP MBR booted the partition with the bootable flag.
Then upon subsequently booting into WinXP it removed the bootable
flag on your /boot partition, thus you never got to grub

I'm mostly wondering because WinXP does have a multi-boot
manager now, and this might be how it regains control if
you haven't added your alternate OS into its menu?

Chris Harris <charris@rtcmarketing.com>
GNU/Linux --- The best things in life are free.

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