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Old 10-26-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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how to install Edubuntu without grub and boot it?


Hi! Currently, I have Windows(R) XP on my hard disk. There is also unpartitioned space on the disk for Edubuntu. However, since I might remove Edubuntu later on and install another distribution or even another OS, I do not want grub to reside in my MBR. Currently, I have both Edubuntu desktop/LiveCD and server. My questions are:

1. Do I have an option not to install grub during the installation? Use the desktop/LiveCD or the server?
2. If answer to 1. is yes, how can I boot Edubuntu? from the CD? can I use Windows(R) Boot Manager (ie. boot.ini)?

Thanks
 
Old 10-26-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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You cant use windows boot. If you want to use linux and windows on same computer without ruining xp's boot, you can try install edubuntu's bootloader onto a floppy.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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You can boot without grub in your MBR. There are a thew boot managers out there Wingrub or bcdEasy, and some others, and there is this one.

http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html
 
  


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