Let me get this straight [images included]
Let me see if I've got this partitioning and boot junk down pat. Two images will help here:
True or False?
*MBR resides in the very beginning of the hard drive irrespective of the # of primary or extended partitions. There is only one mbr. It only exists on the ACTIVE primary partition - which is the FIRST partition on a HD.
*users can run xp and linux on the same harddrive, called multi-booting. They can use either NTLDR or GRUB on the mbr, but one of them must be on the mbr.
*If GRUB is on the mbr, default to load is linux --->can this be changed? In this case, NTLDR needs to be (where)?
*If NTLDR is on the mrb, default to load is windows --->can this be changed? In this case, GRUB needs to be in the boot section (boot sector) of the partition with LINUX installed. The "/" partition.
edit: hope you like my drawrings :mrgreen: