Re: fedora 9 / windows XP grub question

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On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 17:12 -0400, Mike Zingale wrote:
> I just did a clean install of Fedora 9 on my laptop.  I had the
> install use any Linux partitions.  Usually I would tell it to put grub
> on the boot partition install of on the MBR, but I was not presented
> that option with Fedora 9.
> However, it seems to have just magically worked -- my Windows XP boots
> if I select "other" from the grub menu.  I used to think that grub
> overwrote the Windows MBR and that this could not work.  Is this a
> recent change with grub or somehow just an anomaly?

That's always been the way I've made dual-boot boxes.  Windows doesn't
need to have control of the MBR to be bootable.  BIOS loads GRUB, GRUB
loads up the next thing.

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