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Originally Posted by eugrus
If you install Grub, then install LiLo, LiLo will overwrite Grub.
If you use fdisk /mbr, the MBR will be replaced with the Windows bootloader, if there was one. I read through that post, and it was confusing to me.
And while not an expert with Grub, I am pretty knowledgeable.
05-08-2005 #12Originally Posted by budman7
There are two types of MBR's:
- Loading the OS's loader themselfs
- Loading the bootsector of the active partition
05-08-2005 #13If you install Grub, then install LiLo, LiLo will overwrite Grub.
I've just told commands for the both.
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I have installed knoppix and Lilo bootloader on a certain partition.If I delete that partition,will Lilo be gona along with knoppix?(I know it's a stupid question,just making sure so I don't do something equally stupid or even more stupid)
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If you allready have LILO installed with knoppix, I suggest NOT installing any bootloader under the installation, and simply addinga new lilo-entry in the /etc/lilo.conf in your knoppix-system and running "/sbin/lilo" as root. Then, you will re-install lilo from knoppix with a choise which system to boot when you turn on the power.
There is only one type of MBR. The Master Boot Record.
I reread your post, and I saw that I had read it wrong, t just looked like that was what you were advocating(having both Grub and LiLo on the MBR).
If you use DOS fdisk /mbr, it will not generate anything except what it was designed to generate-a Windows bootloader.
The different commands you gave for putting it on a different partition will not work.
Some partition's bootsector: Code: /sbin/grub-install /dev/hdX Code: /sbin/lilo -b /dev/hdX -v
According to the Grub documentationCode:
--root-directory=DIR' Install GRUB images under the directory DIR instead of the root directory. This option is useful when you want to install GRUB into a separate partition or a removable disk. Here is an example in which you have a separate "boot" partition which is mounted on `/boot': grub-install --root-directory=/boot hd0
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05-09-2005 #19Originally Posted by budman7
05-09-2005 #20Originally Posted by budman7
This could be Windows Loader's bootsector or any else.
If you will put GRUB's bootsector to the first sector of HDD (MBR) it will work.
If you will make the first sector of HDD (MBR) clean and just put GRUB's boot sector to the first sector of active partition it will not work.
If you will do fdisk /mbr and only then put GRUB's boot sector to the first sector of active partition it will work.