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Old 12-06-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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dual boot using Windows MBR without affecting MediaDirect on Dell Laptops

I'm havin issues trying to install Linux on my Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook. I would appreciate ur guidance in doin so.

this notebook has the "MediaDirect" application installed on it which wud enable me to watch DVDs without booting into windows.
i'm familiar with the conventional method of installing Linux using the GRUB, wherein Linux wud give the options to boot.

however, i was informed that doing so, i wud disturb the Windows MBR and thereby i may lose the MediaDirect feature to play DVDs directly. ( i wud like to know if this is true...and is MediaDirect independently installed on a different partition or does it need the Windows MBR? )

thereby, i would like Windows to give me the boot options and retain the MediaDirect feature...
i hav not installed Linux yet... i wud like to do that with some expert guidance.

plz help me out here....
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread should be closed because it is a duplicate of
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Closing the original becausethe dupe is in a more sensible forum.

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