laptop with linux on external hard drive
I have a Lenovo laptop with XP loaded on the c: drive and linux running on an external hard drive. I primarily use XP with this machine, and everything works great when dual booting. My problem is that booting hangs with the external drive disconnected. I sometimes travel and do not want to take the external drive with.
When I boot the laptop with the external hard drive disconnected, the boot seems to hang with "GRUB" printed to the screen.
Ideally, I would like to be able to boot into XP when the hard drive is disconnected. I sense that I made an installation error with the location of the master boot record, and GRUB is not able to find it with the disk drive disconnected.
If not, it seems that one option is to recreate the master boot record on the c: drive with "fdisk /mbr". But being new to linux installation, I wanted to check on what options I may have to maintain the dual boot.