This is a section from my menu.lst -- It must be some type of magic because from the looks of it in relation to my device.map, it doesn't look like ANYTHING should be working.
title Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/hdc1 ro quiet splash
### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
title Other operating systems:
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
map (hd0) (hd1)
map (hd1) (hd0)
If I were to use GRUB as my primary boot loader, how would I go about restoring the dual boot functionality once Windows takes over after reinstallation? I no longer have a floppy disk drive, which is probably also another reason I use NTLDR because it's easier to fix with BOOTPART while I'm in XP.
I've also had really bad experiences with LILO when I used Linux for the first time back in 1998. I think it was Debian 2.0. Anyway, it took me almost a month to salvage my data and restore my computer to working order again. Maybe GRUB is easier to use, I haven't really given it a chance. But I'm scared of LILO and consequently, any Linux based boot managers.