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Re: [SLUG] Potato & Win XP compatibility
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Potato & Win XP compatibility
- From: Steve Downing <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Feb 13 16:16:01 2002
- Reply-to: steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
At Wednesday, 13 February 2002, you wrote:
>Adam Bogacki was once rumoured to have said:
>> Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experienced boot compatibility
>> with Potato and XP in a multi-drive, multi-boot system.
>I have a Dual boot testing/XP system at home. both my boot partitions
>are on the first disk. I have grub installed in the boot sector of my
>linux root partition, and use the standard XP/NT MBR, and have the
>active flag set to boot my debian partition first.
AFAIK the secret is to choose a Bootloader which can understand NTFS
partitions and boot them. The LILO that comes with Potato can't
(from memory). Niether could CHOS ( I haven't updated it in a while,
I swap my NT disk in and out)
Later versions of GRUB or LILO from testing/unstable SHOULD be able
to boot the NTFS partition I belive.
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