||08-26-2006 06:01 AM
What is the best way to preserve GRUB on the MBR when installing windows?
I am taking a networking class which uses a Microsoft textbook in which all the labs use Windows 2003 Server. I haven't had Windows on my computer for quite some time and am wary of installing it again due to it's tendency to rewrite the MBR with it's own info (hopefully this info won't be necessary and I can do it all in Lab but I want to be ready just in case).
I don't need info on how to use GRUB with Windows. I need either a way to keep Windows from touching the MBR (this is probably both wishful thinking and the wrong place for that one) or an easy way to put GRUB back where it is supposed to be once Windows removes it. I am currently using Fedora Core 5 and can boot from both floppy and CD. Any thoughts on how to accomplish this task?