New feature specifications: install without configuring the BIOS
jordimassaguerpla at yahoo.es
Wed Oct 18 16:00:26 BST 2006
Thanks for your information. That is another good
reason for not modifying the MBR.
Actually instlux does not modify the MBR at all. It
modifies the boot.ini file in c:\ an copies a grub4dos
binary to c:\. My laptop is a Packard Bell and it
--- Alien Technology French <linux.fr at laposte.net>
> Just for you attention,
> The Mepis and the PCLinuxOS teams met some boot
> problems of livecds on
> some bios locked with the System Pre-activation Lock
> from micosoft that
> comes with now many OEM computers.
> Often the mbr is locked and getting in trouble with
> Grub that cannot be
> installed is the mbr because not write enabled to
> protect the MS code.
> The result of defect booting is to come in a grub
> black screen because
> the kernel was not found.
> Make sure it will be tested on SLP bios before
> Today Ubuntu boots most PCs than other distros.
> The SLP is not very documented on MS Techsite but
> there is some
> knowledge to catch.
> The brands concerned are Packard Bell, Medion,
> Gericom, HP and more to
> test (in fact the most are rebranders in "consumer"
> computer than you
> can buy in supermarket).
> Jordi Massaguer a écrit :
> >>> You could modify the Master Boot Record, but
> >> is,
> >>> IMHO, more destructive.
> >> Why is loadlin no longer an option?
> > I do not think that is the point. Either Loadlin
> > be installed at the Master Boot Record or boot.ini
> > must be edited and loadlin installed at c: . So
> > problems are the same.
> > Actually instlux uses GRUB4DOS instead of Loadlin,
> > because for win32 (winxp, win2000, winnt) GRUB4DOS
> > works pretty well. (I think loadlin won't work,
> but I
> > am not 100% sure about that).
> > However, GRUB4DOS does not work for win16 (win98,
> > win95), but loadlin does, so instlux does not work
> > with win98.
> > jordi
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