Acer Aspire notebook with grub on MBR
I've recently acquired an Acer Aspire 5633WLMi which came stock with Windows Media Centre Edition. I have repartitioned my disk and backed up the
PQSERVICE partiton, which contains various utilities and a D2D restore method for Windows, before removing it.
During the fedora install I decided installing grub on the mbr would be a good idea. Problem is Windows will no longer boot from grub, it basically
blinks with the grub entries and goes straight back to the grub menu. My grub is configured correctly with the standard:
I have come to understand that Acer in it's infinite wisdom puts some kind of magical code in the mbr which relates to your windows licence and hd
title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,1) # yes this is where windows is
serial number. I have tried with both ntldr in PQSERVICES and the one in root of the windows partition. boot.ini is fine also containing the correct location for Windows.
Now, I can apparently resolve this by using the MBRwrWin.exe (PQSERVICES) utility which restores the Acer mbr to the disk and then using boot.ini to
But being the linux enthusiast that I am, I would much much much rather use grub.
Is there anyone that has resolved this before or has any other suggestions?