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Old 02-25-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Using the windows boot loader to start GRUB

I would like to know how to configure the windows boot loader (NTLDR? is that what it's called?) to be able to start PCLinuxOS (or a different distro) along with windows. I have my windows partition first on the disk, followed by the 4MB or so "buffer zone" then a 1GB swap partition, and then my linux partition. How should I configure the boot.ini file?

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)Linux="PCLinuxOS 2007"

I am sure that that is not how the file should be setup, so I need to know how to point it to grub on my linux partition.
Old 02-25-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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On one box I created c:\bootsect.lnx and put 'c:\bootsect.lnx="Slackware"' in boot.ini.
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