iwant to leave the windows boot loader (NTLDR) on the MBR

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Post 3+ Months Ago

hey guys how are u doing ? my machine already has win xp installed,and installing linux rh9is a second operating sys so iwant to leave the windows boot loader (ntldr) on the MBR but the MBR does not contain the win bootloader so guys help me up 2 do this i haven't idea to do this
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Maybe you can choose to start your redhat using a start-up disk each time you want to run redhat. I think you have the option when you are installing RedHat.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

well if rh9 installed its bootloader then you need to replace it back with windows' pos one. idk why you'd want it but *shrug* whatever makes your skirt rise...

get a windows xp cd and boot from it. when prompted, hit 'r' to get into the recovery console. choose your windows installation (should prly be 1: C:\Windows, something to that effect) and then at the prompt enter:
Code: [ Select ]
(respond 'y' to the question)
(again, respond 'y')
  1. fixboot
  2. (respond 'y' to the question)
  3. fixmbr
  4. (again, respond 'y')
  5. exit

then you can possibly but highly doubtfully boot to rh9 by editing your boot.ini file which is located at: c:\boot.ini so if you open up notepad, file > open, type: c:\boot.ini and you'll be good. but i dont suggest doing this because you'll prly just screw things up and have to reformat.
lol, why do you want the M$ bootloader??

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