Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 13:56:24 UTC 2006

On 6/22/06, Waleed Harbi <waleed.harbi at gmail.com> wrote:
> also you can use XP CD to fix this issue, when you boot from XP CD choose
> option recovery i think then put administrator password then you will have
> DOS just type this command: fixmbr
>  by the way OOzy Pal fdisk very risk!!

To be clear, marking the Windows parition active or simply running the
command 'fdisk /mbr' from DOS (Windows) isn't risky in the least.  The
worst that can happen is that you'll end up able to boot only Windows
as you'll overwrite GRUB with a DOS boot loader (that can only boot
Windows), but this situation is very very easily recitified.  In this
case, the machine was not booting at all so there wasn't any danger in
doing it (and in fact, there was danger of data loss in not doing it).


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