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Old 04-13-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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HELP!! Mandrake 9.1 Install Bootloader


I got up to the bootloader install.. which one do i choose?

First Sector of Drive (MBR)
First Sector of Root Partition
On Floopy
Skip

which 1 do i do? Please respond fast its on that part on my other comp right now in middle of install
 
Old 04-13-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
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MBR unless you're dual+ booting.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 05:07 PM   #3
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dual+? im doing XP / Mandrake dual boot what do i select?
 
Old 04-13-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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Ok, here's where it gets icky. Do you have your XP disk, or a boot disk for it?
If not, if you install to the Master Boot Record and XP decides it doesnt like the bootloader, it may not work, or overwrite it and leave you unable to boot linux.
If you have a floppy disk, install your bootloader on that for now, and the XP one can remain in your MBR unaffected.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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I've got a few machines dual booting XP/Mandrake 9.1 no problems. If you do have problems, all you have to do is fdisk /mbr with a windows/dos boot disk. You "shouldn't" have any problems dual booting the two.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:57 PM   #6
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Yeah, but I was playing it safe incase he didnt have a windows fdisk boot disk and XP stopped working from the off.

It should work fine, but keep a windows boot disk around just incase.
The windows fdisk binary/executable is different to the linux one, and has the windows bootloader.

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