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Old 03-18-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
a33patel
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Question installation problem with linix 7.2


hi there,
I installed linux as a dual boot with windows XP and i set "GRUB" on root of linux not at MBR when i completed instalation and restart my pc , the boot loader doesn't display and i can boot only to XP , so how can i boot to Linux
i reinstalled the linux before that i had problem with video driver ,i downloaded the driver NV* and tried to run "sh NV*" but it said that u have to install "binutils " first then itried with "urpmi binutils" but again error occured and it sais command not found , and i tried on root as a "su"but it doesn't work
so can somebody give me some idea to solve those problems.
Thanks a lot.
Amit

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Old 03-18-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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See this howto on using Windows bootloader to load linux:
http://www.linuxsolved.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=125
Since the bootloader is already installed to the linux root partition, you can copy it from there to a file and use Windows to boot from this file.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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Hi,

With XP you can install grub in the MBR without any problem. Why ?
Because grub is able to make dual boot alone.. so install grub in the MBR or make a boot floppy disk if you install grub on the first linux partition.

The best and more pratice is the MBR. If you wish delete grub from MBR boot with dos bootable floppy like bootable floppy win98 and do :
a:\fdisk /mbr

That's all.

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