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Old 04-30-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
shammax
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MBR question


Hello,
Im wanting to try Mepis ,I have burnt the ISO to a CD & can run it from the CD, my question is :
I have read a lot of the other posts ,& am a bit worried before installing grub into Mepis.I have a back up Ghost image of my main O/S XP
I have 2 H/D's my main booting one has XP[NTFS] on it
the other was just storage & now has Mepis ,[not bootable]
I'm thinking to get a rack so I can slide either in as wanted ,
Will installing Grub into Mepis effect my MBR which controls XP ?
Over at Mepis.org a guy told me to put grub On both systems , I did question this but he has failed to reply, I understood grub was a Linux bootloader ,why -or would it go on XP ,
any suggestions on my best way to go about running these 2 O/s on 2 H/D's

specs: P4 XP 80g ---Mepis 20g --512Ram
thank you for reading

I am a

 
Old 05-01-2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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if you install grub into your mbr, you'll be able to boot both mepis and xp from grub. i use grub and boot 3 different os's, xp, slack10 and slack current.
if something doesn't work out, you can restore your MBR in xp through the recovery console
 
Old 05-01-2005, 03:06 AM   #3
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Another way to restore you MBR if things go belly-up is to boot with a windows boot disk & at the prompt type:

fdisk /mbr

I think thats the correct slash, if not, just try the other one. Besides, once you see the power of any other OS thats not made by micro$oft, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Good luck!
 
Old 05-01-2005, 03:45 AM   #4
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many thanks to you both for taking the time to reply
I have fixed MBR before but I 'm not sure weather I got lucky or not
 
Old 05-01-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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Isn't fdisk /mbr a window 98 command? I think for xp as well as 2000 it's fixmbr. Could be wrong though been awhile since I did that stuff in windows.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 10:12 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by mysterio
Isn't fdisk /mbr a window 98 command? I think for xp as well as 2000 it's fixmbr. Could be wrong though been awhile since I did that stuff in windows.
i believe you're right...it's FIXMBR with xp...
 
  


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