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I have two WinXP installations (sda1, sda2). The one on sda2 was originally installed on sda1, and moved. I tried booting it with boot.ini, but it can't find a lot of files becuase it is looking for them on c:. I want to install grub and use it's hide option to boot it. Can I install it from windows, or if I install it from a liveCD, can I configure it from windows?
XP will only have one system partition - that's where all the boot files are.
No, I'm not kidding - stay with me here. The partition where all the system files (especially for the second and later installs) is called the boot partition.
That's the explanation. As for your query, you need grub4dos - tinybit will welcome you warmly.
Distribution: VMs of as many as possible, Ubuntu/openSUSE most often
I believe in order to get grub on a machine that's running XP you would need a 30-50Mb /boot partition even though you are running Windows, as grub needs a place to store its configuration and the system map. If you can resize your partitions a bit using Gparted (which also allows you to hide partitions) then you can create this partition and install and use Grub to boot Windows.