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Using Windows MBR to boot Linux ( or BSD or Solaris)

Posted 01-12-2006 at 09:13 AM by saikee

One line summary Put Grub in a data-only Fat primary partition and switch on its booting flag. Windows MBR will faithfully load Grub into memory. Grub can then boot all systems installed in the PC

(A) Introduction

Windows MBR does not have a target to boot. It only searches from the 4 primary partitions of the specified bootable hard disk and loads the first one that has the booting flag switched on. One can make use of this behaviour to let it boot up GNU/Grub,...
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