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Distribution: Ubuntu Studio, Startcom, and for normal use PClinux
Originally Posted by John VV
Please do not drag up 5 year old threads
the first post was on 01-08-05, 02:53 PM
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From the grub prompt you can enter the commands from your grub.conf. Amend as appropriate, and hit enter after each line. Don't know that you can run fixmbr from Windows, but this should get you there.
chainloader + 1
These commands worked for me perfectly, although had to move some spaces here and there.
I just have 1 question now. I have been able to boot into windows but everytime my laptop turns ON I have to type in these set of commands. How do I make it boot properly ? Any help will be appreciated.
Windows actually advises against having two systems on one partition, as one confounds the other.
In the Windows XP repair console you should be able to re write the MBR and Fixboot.
Having chosen which Windows with the 1 or 2 seeing you have more than one.
At the Dos Prompt you will need to type:
fixmbr c: It will ask for a yes or no.
On selecting Y, it will write a new MBR and politely wipe out Grub. So be warned.
Then type fixboot c: it will ask for confirmation with y/n selecting y will write the new boot sector.
Note you could of course by pass the Windows Repair Console and press R, this will cause Windows Setup to delete a bunch of files and replace them. This will take some time. Lots of patience needed.
Grub will need to be reinstalled, or Easy Boot Programme. There's a freeware programme that will make the equivalent of Grub. Instead of Grub appearing on the screen first the Easy Boot Programme screen. Here you can choose a Linux distribution.