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September 8, 2005 7:53:37 PM

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Hi,
I am a user of windows xp pro. I haven't installed fedora as dual boot yet
(but I have a copy right now)because I couldn't ensure that the WinXP Pro
default bootloader won't be overwritten by the Fedora bootloader... how do
you prevent it from happening? I do want the TextMode bootloader from winxp
pro as the default B/L.... Thanks
Jack
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September 8, 2005 7:53:38 PM

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On Thursday 08 September 2005 12:53 am, Jack had this to say in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

> Hi,
> I am a user of windows xp pro. I haven't installed fedora as dual boot yet
> (but I have a copy right now)because I couldn't ensure that the WinXP Pro
> default bootloader won't be overwritten by the Fedora bootloader... how do
> you prevent it from happening? I do want the TextMode bootloader from
> winxp pro as the default B/L.... Thanks
> Jack

You can't. Windoze "bootloader" doesn't know anything about Linux nor how to
boot it. You'll need to use LILO or GRUB. The former will give you a
text-based bootloader if that's what you want.


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Checkout ELive - a live Linux CD - run R17
http://www.elivecd.org/gb/About/index.html
Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:53:39 PM

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not a good advert for Elive when the website contains spelling errors makes
you wonder how much care is taken with the product !!
--
there are no problems just challenges


"-rwxrw-r--" wrote:

> On Thursday 08 September 2005 12:53 am, Jack had this to say in
> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
>
> > Hi,
> > I am a user of windows xp pro. I haven't installed fedora as dual boot yet
> > (but I have a copy right now)because I couldn't ensure that the WinXP Pro
> > default bootloader won't be overwritten by the Fedora bootloader... how do
> > you prevent it from happening? I do want the TextMode bootloader from
> > winxp pro as the default B/L.... Thanks
> > Jack
>
> You can't. Windoze "bootloader" doesn't know anything about Linux nor how to
> boot it. You'll need to use LILO or GRUB. The former will give you a
> text-based bootloader if that's what you want.
>
>
> --
> Now this is Eye-Candy! Most beautiful desktop in the world.
> Checkout ELive - a live Linux CD - run R17
> http://www.elivecd.org/gb/About/index.html
>
>
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Anonymous
September 8, 2005 7:53:40 PM

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On Thursday 08 September 2005 02:13 am, steve.a had this to say in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

> not a good advert for Elive when the website contains spelling errors
> makes you wonder how much care is taken with the product !!

Elive CD is put together by an individual from Germany. He doesn't have the
billions of dollars of resources that you're familiar with in the
MickeyMouse club. But bootup that live cd and take a look at a beautiful
new desktop experience. It's a work in progress, but it'll give you things
like the FireFox browsers, IM, Open Office, all running within your
computer's memory and not touching your computer's hard drive. R16 and R17
of Enlightenment are included. It's the latter that is the newest and
really quite spectacular. Being a live CD operating system, it is totally
immune to any malware and gives you complete secure online computing. Want
to stop the o/s? Just turn off the computer. :-) It's a taste of the
future.

--
Now this is Eye-Candy! Most beautiful desktop in the world.
Checkout ELive - a live Linux CD - run R17
http://www.elivecd.org/gb/About/index.html
September 8, 2005 9:33:09 PM

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wow 645MB :) , will try it. Thanks for info.
Jack

"steve.a" <stevea@discussions.microsoft.com> ¼¶¼g©ó¶l¥ó·s»D:6BA08200-BB48-4E07-8083-24893E282B47@microsoft.com...
> not a good advert for Elive when the website contains spelling errors
> makes
> you wonder how much care is taken with the product !!
> --
> there are no problems just challenges
>
>
> "-rwxrw-r--" wrote:
>
>> On Thursday 08 September 2005 12:53 am, Jack had this to say in
>> microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> > I am a user of windows xp pro. I haven't installed fedora as dual boot
>> > yet
>> > (but I have a copy right now)because I couldn't ensure that the WinXP
>> > Pro
>> > default bootloader won't be overwritten by the Fedora bootloader... how
>> > do
>> > you prevent it from happening? I do want the TextMode bootloader from
>> > winxp pro as the default B/L.... Thanks
>> > Jack
>>
>> You can't. Windoze "bootloader" doesn't know anything about Linux nor how
>> to
>> boot it. You'll need to use LILO or GRUB. The former will give you a
>> text-based bootloader if that's what you want.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Now this is Eye-Candy! Most beautiful desktop in the world.
>> Checkout ELive - a live Linux CD - run R17
>> http://www.elivecd.org/gb/About/index.html
>>
>>
!