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I'm looking to install Linux onto a machine that already has Window running on it. I want the machine to boot to Windows first and not Mandriva. Any easy procedures ...
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    Any easy boot manager software out there?


    I'm looking to install Linux onto a machine that already has Window running on it. I want the machine to boot to Windows first and not Mandriva. Any easy procedures or software out there?

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    Grub bootloader is about as easy as it gets. Install Mandriva and make sure you install it on a different partition than xp. Install Grub to the master boot record and reboot to Mandriva. Go into the /boot/grub/menu.lst file and count the title lines to the windows (sometimes listed as other) and put that number to the right of the word "default" at the top of the menu.lst file. Grub counts from zero (0) not one.

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    I agree with yancek that GRUB is the best way to go. There are alternatives but nothing works as well or as easily as GRUB, in my opinion.
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