Dual boot: cannot access windows
bonedu at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 00:53:58 UTC 2006
2006/11/11, Tez <binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk>:
> Jody Storme wrote:
> > On Saturday 11 November 2006 03:22, Eduard Bonet wrote:
> >> It works! Pretty easy! Thanks, Jody.
> >> Now just for curiosity: what is the exact function of chainloader? Is
> >> the same as chain-loading? I have checked the grub tutorial but it is
> >> clear to me, specially because in the ubuntu forum someone said that
> >> chainloader can be used to synchronise the grubs between two ubuntu
> >> installed in different partitions.
> > As far as I understand it, chainloader simply hands control over to the
> > Windows XP boot loader (ntldr) that's installed in that partition.
> > Glad it works!
> > Cheers,
> > Jody
> Yes, chainloader simply tells GRUB to start another boot loader. That
> can be ntldr, or even another GRUB on another disk or partition.
> From the GRUB info pages:
> -- Command: chainloader [`--force'] file
> Load FILE as a chain-loader. Like any other file loaded by the
> filesystem code, it can use the blocklist notation to grab the
> first sector of the current partition with `+1'. If you specify the
> option `--force', then load FILE forcibly, whether it has a
> correct signature or not. This is required when you want to load a
> defective boot loader, such as SCO UnixWare 7.1
Therefore i could use it to link two linux distros to keep both grubs
automatically updated when i install a new kernel in both distros. I will
try it between dapper and edgy.
Thanks for all the information.
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