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Old 01-08-2006, 11:32 PM   #1
DSargeant
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Lightbulb the 2 steps solution to dual booting: The Windows Method


Quick Windows Method Simplified

This multi-boot or dual boot method requires no Linux terminology or linux knowledge.
It's all done in Windows.

If your computer bypass Lilo or Grub and goes straight to Windows
this is definitely for you

What you will need
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1. Download Mbrwiz.exe (freeware) -Google It

2. Floppy or Flashdrive

3. Bootable Drives (the mbrwiz will let you know if it's bootable)
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PREP
1. Boot to Windows
2. Open the Command Prompt
3. Extract Mbrwiz into C Drive

Assuming Linux is installed in the slave drive
Disk=0 (master drive)
Disk=1 (slave drive)

Replace A: with Flash USB drive F: (in necessary)

LET’S GO

1. Save the Linux Bootsector to a file
C:\>mbrwiz /disk=1 /save=C:\Linuxboot_filename.lnx

2. EDIT BOOT.INI

i.Backup
C:\>copy boot.ini a:

ii. Edit
C:\boot.ini

Example,

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=signature(eb86f6dd)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
signature(eb86f6dd)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
C:\Linuxboot_filename.lnx="Anyname here" (Add this line)

end of example

Now Restart Windows

Note: for detailed steps read thread -Solution
Dual Boot Windows & Linux [ALL DONE IN WINDOWS] No Linux terminology

I noticed after playing with the mbrwiz that making backups of the bootsectors with mbrwiz is not needed.

Last edited by DSargeant; 01-08-2006 at 11:58 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:40 AM   #2
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This would be excellent material for our LQ Wiki if you wish to add it there.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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I just realized this has been posted twice. There is an ongoing discussion here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=381578

This thread has been reported.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scuzzman
I just realized this has been posted twice. There is an ongoing discussion here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=381578

This thread has been reported.

I am the author of both posts . My first post had too much details and precautions that confused many people so i simplified the method to two steps.

Yes i would love to add this alternative method to LQ Wiki.
 
Old 01-09-2006, 01:50 PM   #5
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

This would be better in Linux Answers/Tutorials ... posting it
repeatedly to make sure it gets exposure is bad practice.
 
  


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