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SOT: w2k alters mbr

On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Derek D. Martin wrote:

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> At some point hitherto, Wizard hath spake thusly:
> > I remember reading somewhere where you need to install Win2k FIRST,
> > and THEN install Linux. The reason was the problem that you
> > encountered
> It's easier to do it that way, but it's not required.  You can use
> your Linux install media to boot the system, and re-install the boot
> loader once Windows is installed.  With recent Red Hat distros, you
> can boot the CD with "linux rescue" and then chroot to the root of
> your Linux filesystem.  Then re-install lilo or grub.

Then w2k trashes it again.

Only John seemed to have gotten my point.  W2k is installed, but
everytime it boots it trashes the, I assume, mbr.  Setting
its partition active so that grub is bypassed and w2k steals
the next boot.

I have an old fashioned mbr, like mdos3.1 fdisk /mbr.
I am assuming that the active partition flags are in the mbr.



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