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SOT: w2k alters mbr

I remember reading somewhere where you need to install Win2k FIRST, and THEN
install Linux. The reason was the problem that you encountered (it may have
been in the README or INSTALL file for Redhat, but I'm not sure).
Grant M.

> | Buying a new computer, (o joy, (note lowercase)),
> | I get w2k with it.
> |
> | Being a curious sort I install it, everything
> | works okay except that w2k sets itself (hda3)
> | active, stealing the next boot.
> |
> | Is there any way to stop w2k from doing this,
> | or to have grub fix it?
> So they're still doing  this.   A  couple  years  ago,  I  found  the
> paragraph  in  one  of MS's pages of fine print where they state that
> Windows will check all the partitions during  a  boot,  and  any  not
> containing a valid MS OS may be marked non-bootable.  This is to help
> you,  of  course,  since  you  wouldn't  want  to  be   confused   by
> accidentally booting a partition that doesn't contain a valid OS.

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