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mangostan

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  1. Thanks for the reply. To clear things up a little bit. No, '#update-grub' will not install Grub4Dos on /dev/hda1 a.k.a. c:/ What I tried to say was: basically there is no need to mess around with any bootloader on the Windows partition. Even stronger: the MBR can stay untouched. All you need is Linux Grub and its command: update-grub. This will give you all available boot options for Linux + all options for other installed operating systems. And it works like a charm :-) MANGOSTAN
  2. Hi there! what also works out great: install GRUB on the partition where Linux resides, e.g. /dev/hda2 (if you installed Linux here). so do not overwrite the MBR - which for exemple is on /dev/hda1 which in Windows, is known as c:/ - by the 'Linux GRUB'. then #update-grub it will search for other operating systems, including the loader for Vista (which is: Grub4Dos) and put them automatically in the Linux GRUB menu. now if you start your pc it will start in Linux GRUB and show all boot options, including 'Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)' this is an easy, simple and elegant way to accomplish a dual boot system. Have fun. MANGOSTAN
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