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Old 12-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #16
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I have read a few references implying that it is a Linux installer's duty to check every partition for a boot loader and include it for booting if one is found.

Every MS Windows when installed into a hard disk will have a boot loader stored in the boot sector. That is why a Linux installer can pick it up to dual boot.

If the dual boot doesn't happen automatically it is likely due to the user's inadventent intervention.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 01:31 PM   #17
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Some times it is a hard ware conflict, and till the conflict problem is solved you will have problams trying to get things happening.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 04:45 PM   #18
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I doubt if the hardware can be blamed because we can get round Lilo to use Grub instead. Also we can boot Linux without any boot loader installed.

I would blame the installer which many users don't even realise that it can have bugs. Same version of Lilo or Grub can behave differently in different distros as the reaction with the kernel can be different.
 
  


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