[ubuntu-uk] MBR

Jamie Pow powster2k7 at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 3 12:55:57 GMT 2009

Hi Guys,
This may sound like a silly question but will the GRUB boot loader only
allow you to configure to dual boot if multiple OS's are installed on the
one HDD.



2009/2/3 Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk>

> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 12:36 +0000, keith wrote:
> > The machine I am writing this on has been playing up for a long, long
> time and each time I switch on I wait in trepidation to see whether or not
> it will actually boot up.  Usually it does but I have to accept that it is
> coming to the end of its life.
> >
> > I have a Windows XP machine, which I've never actually opened up.   I
> propose to remove the master drive from the Linux machine on which Ubuntu is
> installed and insert it into the Windows one.  It will then become the slave
> drive.
> >
> > What I would like to know is how to create a new MBR on the Windows
> machine as I shall wish it to boot up into Ubuntu for 95% of the time.
> >
> > Any advice/assistance will be gratefully accepted.
> >
> > Keith.
> >
> >
> Keith if your using your ubuntu on the machine 95% of the time I would
> set the ubuntu hd as the master.
> If you take a look at /boot/grub/menu.lst I believe there is an example
> for a windows boot option.
> You can copy it and modify where appropriate.
> >
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