Re: Q:Installing Linux without touching MBR...
- From: imotgm <imotgm_REM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 13:58:40 GMT
On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 11:20:01 +0000, Matt Payton wrote:
> Probably the safest, least intrusive way would be to install Linux onto a
> 2nd hard drive, leaving the original untouched, and use a boot loader on a
> floppy for Linux. Some distributions offer this as an option during
> setup, IIRC.
Better yet, move the present Windows drive, otherwise untouched, to the
slave position on the first IDE controller, make the new drive master,
install Linux on the new hda drive, and install grub in the MBR of hda.
You get the standard grub menu, with the choice of Linux or Windows, and
no floppy to mess with, or lose.
I boot five Linux and four Windows OSs like this, with the Windows drives
on hde, and hdg. Any repairs to Windows will only overwrite the MBR of the
drive that Windows is installed on, and will not overwrite the MBR of hda,
leaving grub untouched.
"Lost? Lost? I've never been lost... Been a tad confused for a
month or two, but never lost."
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