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RE: Serious reservations about FC2 release on 5/18



On Mon, 17 May 2004, Michael Hatzel wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Luciano Miguel
> Ferreira Rocha
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 3:37 PM
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> Subject: Re: Serious reservations about FC2 release on 5/18
> 
> 
> On Mon, May 17, 2004 at 04:34:23PM -0400, Michael Hatzel wrote:
> > As far as I know, XP has never been supported using GRUBs chainloader +1
> > directive.  What I have always had to do is install grub on the first
> block
> > of boot, use dd to pull the first block of my /boot partition to a file
> such
> > as Linux.bin
> 
> I have never had any problems with chainloading Win2k or WinXP
> (Professional).
> 
> And I always install grub on the /boot partition.
> 
> Yeah, but you'd have to be chainloading FROM Win to Linux not from Grub to
> Win.  That's what I was referring to.

I usge grub on /boot as well. I install 'compact boot manager' from
'partition manager' in MBR - so I don't need to chain win/linux boot
managers...

It directly jumps to the boot sector of selected 'primary partition'.

So, to boot to windows or linux I do:

'power-on -> 1 (to select 1st primary partition) -> WinXP boot
'power-on -> 2 (to select 2nd primary partition) -> grub -> linux.

However I haven't dual booted FC2T3 - so don't know if this problem
can be avoided with my setup..

Satish



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