[ltp] Restore WinXP MBR?

Carl Nygard linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
21 Nov 2003 18:37:58 -0500

On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 18:03, Jordan Benjamin wrote:
> Well, I did get this to work. I ended up making a CD equivalent of a DOS 
> boot disk using tools from http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/ and then just doing 
> fdisk /mbr. I didn't know the linux fdisk could do this as well, so 
> that's helpful for the future.
> As for the questions below, at the time I was trying to do this I had 
> just wiped the drive with the IBM restore CDs, so there was just WinXP 
> on there. However, the problem with the reference to a Windows install 
> cd below is that there is no such thing shipped with a ThinkPad (and I 
> don't have a shrinkwrapped copy of XP).
> Back to that issue that got me into this mess in the first place though: 
> has anyone tried to dual boot linux and Windows using grub as the first 
> bootloader? I.e., grub is installed in the MBR and ntldr is only in the 
> Windows partition? All the dual boot howtos I've seen say you have to 
> have ntldr go first, which is OK but annoying.

Installed RH9, just let the installer do its magic installing grub on
MBR (I believe).  So right after POST, shows the 'loading GRUB...'
message and GRUB comes up showing the many test kernels and DOS (XP).

No problems, nothing special.

Carl Nygard <cjnygard@fast.net>