Thank you

hanfamily at earthlink.net hanfamily at earthlink.net
Fri May 6 10:26:50 UTC 2005


On Fri, 6 May 2005, Paul Howarth wrote:

> hanfamily at earthlink.net wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 May 2005, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>On Fri, 2005-05-06 at 08:29 +0800, jacquesdong wrote:
> >>
> >>>I would appreciate you i you can send me somespecial messages
> >>>particularly focusing on 
> >>>the compatibility about Fedora core 3 and windows xp OSloader.
> >>
> >>If you install Fedora Core 3 into unpartitioned free space you have on
> >>an existing Windows XP system, the Fedora installer will by default
> >>install the grub bootloader on your Master Boot Record (MBR), and grub
> >>will be configured to offer a choice between booting Windows and Linux.
> >>Unlike Fedora Core 2, there are no major compatibility issues.
> >>
> >>Paul.
> >>
> > 
> > You can't write it to the mbr or xp will over write grub everytime.
> 
> Every time you reinstall XP, not every time you boot it. Grub is 
> installed on the MBR by default in Fedora and dual-booting XP is not 
> normally a problem; I have a number of machines set up this way. If your 
> MBR is getting overwritten every time you boot XP then something is wrong.
> 
> > If you set up fedora with /boot as a serperate partiton it is 
> > really easy following this how
> > http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/grub-w2k-HOWTO.html
> > Good luck - an extra note when you make the entries in boot.ini
> > make sure time out is not set to 0
> 
> This is also a good method of dual-booting, but it's not the only way.
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
The compaq machine I just bought went into some kind of recovery
everytime you booted xp and rewrote the MBR I don't know if it
was xp or some helpful feature compaq added but it was truly
annoying since I had fedora all setup and configured when I
choose xp from grub and had grub overwritten. I tried turning
off pc recovery ect even called compaq to see how to turn off
this feature without any luck. The above howto was a great
work around
                       Linda





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