Dual boot WinXP and Ubuntu 6.10 in desktop and laptop using NTLDR

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Mon Nov 13 23:22:49 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 23:55 +0100, Zhengguo Xu wrote:
> I decide to use NTLDR as boot loader in case something goes wrong then
> I done have to reinstall windows, which is a pain in the ass.
I use the Windows boot manager regularly to boot Linux, and it is a
pretty straightforward operation. I certainly never needed to use
bootpart for it, whatever that is.

I simply follow these steps: 
      * Install Ubuntu until completed. Write down the partition used
        for "/" 
      * Boot with the Ubuntu Live CD 
      * Use dd to copy the bootsector using this command: 'dd
        if=/dev/hda2 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1'. (Replace
        "/dev/hda2" with the actual partition written down in previous
      * Copy the file bootsect.lnx to a USB stick
      * Boot Windows
      * Copy bootsect.lnx to the C: drive and edit boot.ini
      * Done

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