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Old 12-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
goofytoad
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Windows Linux GRUB dual boot


I really don't want to have to format but I have a dilemma... I don't have my Windows (XP) drivers installed and I can't install them because I can't access safe mode in the GRUB bootloader. It says I need Administrator access and even though my account is admin, I can't install the drivers for sound and audio, etc. so I can't use many programs or games. Anyway to bypass/fix the administrator problem or get a Windows bootloader on there that allows me to access safe mode?
 
Old 12-21-2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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but u can immediately press F8 for safe boot after pressing windows option in GRUB Menu etc options...for wingdows problem check someother...
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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You can't do it in GRUB. I tried it with LILO and it worked.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 03:28 AM   #4
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Hello

Boot to Linux, and open YAST. In there, go to "System", then "Boot Loader". In there, open the tab "Boot Loader Installation" and click "Other". From the menu select "Restore MBR of Hard Disk".

This will give you your original MBR back and you can easy boot Windows safe mode. After you are done with your Windows configurations, boot the PC from the Linux CD and you will find some menu like "Boot Loader setup" or similar. Here you can re-install Grub and everything will be fine

Worked for me that way in SuSE 10. A little hassle but far less than reinstalling any of the whole OS's.

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Thanh
 
  


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