hp pc recovery and dual boot linux
Date: 13 Jul 2005 21:38:48 -0700
I am trying to load linux on a second hard drive on my hp pc (pavilion
734n). it loads fine. i follow the installation instructions to
install grub and after everything has installed i can reboot into
linux, but when i boot into windows xp the demonic hp pc recovery
system takes over and wipes out grub from the mbr (hda1). how can i
get these two systems to co-operate peacefully?
it seems that the usual advice is to wipe out windows (something i
don't want to do). install redhat/fedora, then re-install windows from
recovery cds. i saw another method that involves copying the linux
image onto the c: drive and then editing boot.ini... it seems error
prone and not likely to get around the recovery system.
what i'd like is to just turn the stupid recovery system off before i
install linux and then install linux and be able to boot from each OS.
afterwards i'd like to restore the recovery system so that it won't
think having another OS on the machine requires a recovery.
any advice would be greatly appreciated...