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Old 11-09-2005, 09:59 PM   #16
Billydakid
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Hey Saikee thanks alot,

I'm actually glad things have turned out this way as I've picked up quite a few things and developed an understanding in the process.

Grub is definatley the boot loader for me so I'll be using it on my own system for sure.

I followed your last instructions and created a working floppy that boots to grub prompt.

Managed to boot to both WinXP and Suse by using lines:
root (hd1,0)
chainloader +1
boot

and

root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
boot

respectively.

So is it really now that simple to make the WinXP ntldr boot to Suse?


Thanks already.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 03:14 AM   #17
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In order to use ntldr multi-boot you must do 3 things

(1) Have a working Linux with its boot loader availabe for copying (100% complete in your case)
(2) Copying first 512 bytes of the bootloader and make it available in the "C" directory of XP
(3) Amend boot.ini to include the Linux

You should try it out to complete your understanding of both boot loaders.

Lastly, Lilo is also simple to play with. In terms of power anf easy to work with it falls mid way between Grub and ntldr.

In chainloading one boots another boot-loader instead of the system itself. The system is booted by its own boot-loader. Therefore you can keep every boot loader of the systems you install and can choose any of the boot loaders into the MBR.

Glad that you now got the bull by its horn.

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In case you run into difficulty of getting ntldr working have a loook at #23 post of this thread

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