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SOT: w2k alters mbr

You can install a boot to Linux in the W2K boot loader.

Instructions at

Works great. You might be able to set Linux as the 
default, though I haven't tried this. 
ControlPanel/System/Advanced/Startup and recovery
shows my Linux line in the boot.ini.


> It sounds like the W2K boot loader is doing it to you. I don't know grub, 
> but I have installed LILO in the MBR for Win2K at installfests, and that 
> seems to work. 
> A DOS standalone boot disk, will restore the MBR, but Linux fdisk can also 
> change the flags. 
> I don't think it is the partition flags that are being changed. It sounds 
> to me that the pointer to the Win2K loader is being inserted.
> On 15 Jun 2002 at 18:16, Rob Ransbottom wrote:
> > 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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