installing bootloader?

  • Tom the Great
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Before I installed xp I had grub where I could pick between windows and linux, then if I picked windows it would go to the windows bootloader where I could select windows 98 or windows 2000.

Then I installed xp over the windows 98 partition which is the c drive, the first physical harddrive. Windows 2k and debian are on my second drive. but it got rid of the bootloaders, so when the comptuer boots it goes straight to windows xp.

Any way I could get the boot loaders back, so I could go to debian, windows xp, or windows 2k, but xp being the default?
I think I still have the debian cds lying around, but I don't have a floppy disk drive.
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I would reccomend Bootitng (http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html.) It is a nice, graphical, easy to set up boot loader which creates it's own partition before all of the other ones on your master drive. I use it in all of my multi-boot computers.
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I downloaded it, but whats the difference between the free download and purchasing it?
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I had a similar problem when I reinstalled XP and subsequently overwrote my GRUB bootloader. Perhaps this thread will help:
http://www.ozzu.com/sutra250652.html#250652
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katana wrote:
I had a similar problem when I reinstalled XP and subsequently overwrote my GRUB bootloader. Perhaps this thread will help:
http://www.ozzu.com/sutra250652.html#250652


thanks for the idea but when I put my debian cd, and tired "linux rescue" but it just went in to normal install. So I just tried to reinstall but I couldn't remember the commands I had to put in to make it actually install correctly.
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Try "XOSL" good bootloader. Nice features and it is free.

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