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Old 03-29-2002, 02:46 PM   #1
Fernandoch
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Question Where to install the boot loader?


I have Windows 98, Windows 2000 Pro and Windows XP. I have read that with Windows NT I have to install my boot loader in the first sector of boot partition. Is that true? Or can I install it in the MBR? And how to uninstall it if it is in the first sector of boot partition in case it did not work?
 
Old 03-29-2002, 02:58 PM   #2
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2K & XP use NTFS most likely. You can't install anything on MBR. It'll render your Windows unbootable. Since when does XP let you write a boot floppy?

Your option is let XP take over the boot loader and write lilo to c:\

First, you have to tell us your HD configuration.
 
Old 03-29-2002, 03:04 PM   #3
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Install lilo on first Linux partition (root /), usually it's hda5. Let Windows instal its bootloader an then add Linux to it.
 
Old 03-29-2002, 03:16 PM   #4
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jetblackz:
I have my 2K and XP on FAT 32, not NTFS.
And what do you mean by that: "Your option is let XP take over the boot loader and write lilo to c:\"? What do you mean by write lilo to c:\????

Mara:
How to add Linux to the windows bootloader?
 
Old 03-29-2002, 11:24 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/M...with-GRUB.html
http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/M...with-LILO.html
 
  


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