[ltp] something for the experts

André Wyrwa linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 18 Nov 2003 07:19:17 +0100


> I normally achieve this by setting the "active" partition to the
> partition I am installing Windows on, so then the Windows installation
> installs the bootloader there (using this method I have 3 independant
> installations of Windows 200{0,3}). But, IIRC, only primary partitions
> can be marked active, so this method will probably not work for you (I
> am assuming the primary NTFS currently has the Windows with the working
> bootloader?).

Yes, the bootloader is currently on the primary partition.

> You may be able to "fixmbr" with options (or something similar) to
> install a bootloader onto the boot sector of the partition (but I
> haven't tried this before).

So it seems playing around with this is my only chance.

Thx a lot.
(also to the other replyers)