Re: Any way to get to grub.conf from XP?

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Arch Willingham escreveu:
Thanks a million!

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] on behalf of Tony Nelson
Sent: Thu 6/7/2007 9:06 PM
To: fedora-li[email protected]
Subject: Re: Any way to get to grub.conf from XP?
At 7:00 PM -0400 6/7/07, Arch Willingham wrote:
I have a machine that I need to be able to dual boot between XP and FC7.
It dual boots just fine but I need to be able to work on it remotely. When
it is running FC7, I can remotely set default=1 in grub.conf, reboot and
it is then running XP. The problem is the other way around, while I can
remotely control XP, once I am in XP, I have no way of getting to
grub.conf so that I can then set default=0.

Does that make sense?

Yes.  I think access to grub.conf from XP will require EXT2/3 drivers for
XP.  I haven't used them.

What I do is boot with the regular NT boot loader, with an entry in
boot.ini to run a copy of the grub bootsector on the MSWindows boot volume
(C:).  That just runs grub the regular way.  Booting takes a few seconds
longer unless I press RETURN 3 times, once for NTLDR, and twice for grub.

The thing I sometimes forget is to update the boot sector copy when grub is
updated or re-installed, as the boot sector points to the disk blocks for
grub stage 2.
When I had windows, I used to put /boot in a vfat partition. Then I could change the files whenever I wanted in both OS. But I advise you to maintain the /boot partition because yum doesn't function very well in vfat partitions. You should copy the kernel manually everytime it is updated then.

Adam Alves

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