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dual boot with ME failing


You mentioned that your machine was setup with two disks.  Is Windows ME 
installed on the first disk or the second?  It sounds like it's trying to 
boot off of the disk that windows is NOT installed on.

If windows is on the secondary disk, try swapping them.  Linux can run 
fine from a disk other than the primary, but I'm not sure if windows can.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Kalyan Vaidyanathan wrote:

> Hi,
>   I did boot my windows from a bootable CD and rank fdisk /mbr
>   But now, when I remove the bootable CD and try to restart windows, I get a 
> "missing operating system" message.
>   Seems like I lost the dual boot and hence cant get into the linux 
> partition (as well as the windows).
>   Is there anything I can do to recover from here?
> thanks and regards,
> -kalyan
> >From: Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
> >To: BLU Discussion List <discuss at>
> >Subject: Re: dual boot with ME failing
> >Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 05:33:37 -0400
> >
> >On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 05:10:03 +0000
> >"Kalyan Vaidyanathan" <kalyan_v at> wrote:
> >
> > >   I do have a bootable DOS disk, and I presume clearing MBR will mean
> > >   that I
> > > will lose the dual boot option.  I have grub for dual boot and I dont
> > > know how to ensure that I can put it back on.  Or am I completely off
> > > base?
> >Make sure you have a way to boot Linux from CD or diskette. Once you
> >clear the MBR, you can try to boot Windows. If successful, then you can
> >easily reinstall GRUB in the MBR and resume dual boot.
> >--
> >Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
> >Boston Linux and Unix user group
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