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Old 08-12-2003, 11:27 PM   #16
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I see, I was under the impression that (1)choosing default and (2)choosing advanced and keeping MBR checked was the same thing since I thought the default was to install it on the MBR. However, if you got different results by doing 1 vs. 2, then I don't know where the heck it installs grub when doing (1), but obviously it does something different.

So to reword,
"Now I am thinking maybe I should have just installed it by using default and not going into advanced boot options at all as it seems you didn't have any problems after doing so."

Old 08-12-2003, 11:41 PM   #17
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Yes thats what I was trying explain.
Now, if anyone who knows what 'REALLY' happens when we choose the default (not going to advanced options), then please let us know.
It might save us a from ReInstalling the OSes if anything bad happens.

(It takes about one and half hours to install all three in a row without installing device drivers and other software)
Old 08-13-2003, 02:02 AM   #18
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i personally believe that it chooses MBR per default.

Now the things is it doesn't hurt if you enable to configure the advanced options and then make sure that MBR is selected (probably even click over to boot from boot partition and then back to MBR lol) - that way you make sure it does it the right way.

I just got Mandrake 9.1 on my other system installed, since I've read several threads about Mandrake being pretty good. For some reason it runs faster on my older system - actually thinking of setting it up on my main system as well...however, I also read some bad things about that distros.

here take a look:

We'll see how things work out hehe..


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