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  Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop
Subject:   Comment and Question
Date:   2006-09-21 12:58:33
From:   kfarnham
Response to: Comment and Question

Ted -- I can't be certain about what's happening. One guess is that Windows is noticing "foreign" files in the boot area of the disk and is automatically altering or removing some of the files to protect you against invading malware. But then it would seem that something similar would happen when you use LILO on your system, but LILO works fine.


I had a problem where Windows immediately overwrote GRUB when it saw it on an HP desktop I was turning into a dual-boot system. My solution in that case was to make a floppy disk to boot into Linux (Red Hat 8.0), and let Windows boot normally if the floppy was not in the drive. I describe this in my "Adventures in Migrating to New Linux Distributions" at http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2005/04/07/distroswap.html

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  • Comment and Question
    2007-04-23 12:36:03  bammitt [View]

    Hi Kevin,
    I was wondering if you could provide a link to the utility or the steps you used to create a floppy disk to boot into Linux or let Windows boot normally if the floppy was not in the drive.
    I read you linked article "Adventures in Migrating to New Linux Distributions" and have been looking for such a way to dual boot but have not had the success in finding it that you seem top have had.

    Thanks.