remote control of dual boot
Kozin, I (Igor)
i.kozin at dl.ac.uk
Thu Nov 11 16:35:26 UTC 2004
> Stewart Nelson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a conventional dual-boot system:
> > Win XP on IDE primary master, grub in MBR,
> > FC2 on primary slave.
> > If either Windows or FC2 is running, I can
> > access it with VNC. Of course, a reboot will
> > switch to the default OS, if the other is running.
> > However, I don't know how to switch back.
> > Is there a good way to boot FC2 from Windows?
> > Or to boot Windows from FC2?
> > If not, is there an easy way to edit grub.conf
> > from Windows, so I could change the default to
> > Fedora and then reboot?
> > Thanks,
> > Stewart
> No idea if this will work, but how about making your /boot partition
> FAT, then you can edit your grub.conf from either os and select the
> default before rebooting.
yeah, that's a good idea i've been thinking about too!
during my last installation i hesitated a bit to go for it but
why should /boot be necessarily a linux partition after all?
On Itanium EFI is booted from FAT and it works alright.
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