Re: How to boot grub in /dev/sda2 from removeable disk?

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Greg Smith 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 you want to create a Grub boot floppy, take a look at:

For a boot CD, try:

For the boot floppy, the Linux Journal article is easier to
understand. If you have a floppy drive, you may want to build a boot
floppy first, get it working the way you want, and then use that as
your boot image when building a bootable CD.

On the other hand, adding a boot entry to XP means you don't have to
carry around a boot disk. But it does not hide Linux as well.


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