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: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Creating-a-GRUB-boot-floppy.html http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/4622 For a boot CD, try: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node/Making-a-GRUB-bootable-CD_002dROM.html 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. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!