I've gotten many contradictory remarks about writing Linux to the MBR.
Some people say "Don't do it! It 'll kill all your Windows already on your MBR!"
Some other people say "You should write to the MBR in a dual boot, cause this way you don't have to disk boot everytime and you can also choose your OS to boot from."
And yet some other people say "Ah, either way should work. I never done this before. If you lose your precious data, you lose your precious data. That's fine by me."
Of course, when I'm deciding what to do under mountains of frustration, I just can't help but think of how to make those last guy suffer.
Can anyone give me an accurate sum of what would happen if I write Lnux onto the MBR with Win2K already on it?
Please back up with actual experimentation. (ie. don't say
"It theoretically should work." <-- If you make up a jumble of theorems, of course anything can work. Also, please no
"The chance that this will happen is 49.0000% of the time. The other will happen 49.0000% of the time. And the 1.0000% of time you don't listen to what I'm saying, I don't know what's going to happen. ")