Hey guys and girls,
Haven't been here in almost a year, and I have a (unique?) question....
I've had some bad experiences dual booting, which only happen once i run the commands to fix the boot record after I remove Linux for some reason or another. ( I run Windows XP SP2, which HATES having the MBR modified it seems)
I'm wondering if there's a way to have Linux installed on my machine, minus boot loader, and to configure a CD so that when it is loaded at startup, boom, it goes right into the distro of my choice, but when the CD's not inserted, it goes straight to Windows.
I've looked at things like Knoppix, but I don't want everything to remain on CD, I want linux on a partition on my hard drive, I just want to avoid having GRUB or LILO issues, and to only have linux boot up when the "boot CD", as it were, is inserted.
For the record, distros I have tried:
Mandrake Linux, Slackware, RedHat, FC6 & 7, Kubuntu, OpenSUSE (Almost installed it, but balked when it came time to partition the hard drive and install the boot loader, thus my posting here
Thanks for any help!