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I have a dual boot system Win98 and RedHat 9 with GRUB boot loader. I have 2 hard drives 1 windows and 1 Linux, if I removed 1 of the drives would the GRUB know what to do or would I not be able to boot up?
The reason I ask is this...what if something were to go wrong with my Linux syetem (eg..by experimenting I screw it all up)...and that disk becomes unusable , will I lose my access to the Windows info at that time?
ur windows should be safe... but you may need to fix the MBR of the first drive to boot into windoz... it is NOT something difficult... so dun have to worry... but it is good to always prepare a window bootdisk with fdisk on it
Is MBr (Master Boot Record) and if I had to fix it, how would I do that? I figure I should ask BEFORE it goes bad, because if it were to go bad I wouldn't be able to access internet for advice to get help.
As I mentioned before, since you are using Windows98, you will need to make a windows Boot Disk.
If something goes wrong with GRUB. You can use the windows boot disk in order to boot windows into DOS and install the windows bootloader by typing: fdisk /mbr
However, you can also use a Linux Boot Disk in order to boot Linux.
In Linux, you can always re-install GRUB back into the MBR.