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Re: newbie question - grub

Subject: Re: newbie question - grub
From: Gustin Johnson
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 04:42:52 -0600
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Karlheinz Noise wrote:
>> this time i just let it go on its own, and it found windows loader on
>> first disk, and it added it to grub
> 
> One thing you should consider:
> 
> All versions of Windows need to boot from the BIOS boot partition. That
> is, if you are pointing your BIOS to the C: drive as your primary
> partition, then Windows needs to boot from the C: drive.
> 
> This is something that is hard-coded into Windows, and you cannot change
> it. I believe that Windows thinks that booting from a non-primary
> partition is some sort of "security risk" or something equally backwards.

You can actually get GRUB to work around this bug/feature in Windows.
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#DOS_002fWindows

Again, I strongly recommend an RTFM in this case.


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