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Distribution: openSuSE 42.1_64+Tumbleweed-KDE, Mint 17.3
Originally posted by JZL240I-U ...My lingering suspicion is, though, that the NT-loader will grab the show, since it is in the DOS partition, but testing will show. I'll return with the results...
Yup, that's exactly what happened, the NT-loader poked its dirty nose to the fore .
Obviously the microsoft loader(s) are so much intertwined, that GRUB can't seperate them with normal measures. Question remains, though, can GRUB do it at all? Anyone with ideas?
from the link posted above
Another problem arises if you installed more than one set of DOS/Windows onto one disk, because they could be confused if there are more than one primary partitions for DOS/Windows. Certainly you should avoid doing this, but there is a solution if you do want to do so. Use the partition hiding/unhiding technique.
If GRUB hides a DOS (or Windows) partition (see hide), DOS (or Windows) will ignore the partition. If GRUB unhides a DOS (or Windows) partition (see unhide), DOS (or Windows) will detect the partition. Thus, if you have installed DOS (or Windows) on the first and the second partition of the first hard disk, and you want to boot the copy on the first partition, do the following: