On 7/17/06, Greg Smith <rys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Work gave me an IBM Thinkpad T43 with Windows XP installed. I am attempting to install FC5. For various reasons (including it not being so obvious that I have linux installed) I do *not* want to install grub in the MBR. The partitions are /dev/sda1 (XP) and /dev/sda2 (FC5). I know how to install grub on /dev/sda2 (by checking `configure advanced boot loader options'). The doc says ` Your computer must have GRUB or another boot loader installed in order to start, unless you create a separate startup disk to boot from**'. How do I create a separate startup disk (CD)? Thanks, Greg Smith
If the Thinkpad has more than 512 MB memory and a 600 MHz or faster processor use VMWare's free Player or Server. Install FC as a client OS. When you need to return the laptop just uninstall Player or Server and delete the VMWare folder and files. That way you don't screw up your employer's property.