[SATLUG] Boot loader question

Steev Klimaszewski threeway at gmail.com
Sat Jan 4 16:17:06 CST 2014


On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 4:08 PM, Travis Hegwer <travis at dstechnology.net>wrote:

> Check out this article.
>
>
> https://bkpavan.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/how-to-boot-linux-using-windows-bootloader-xp/
>
>
> Travis Hegwer
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On
> Behalf Of Bob Sisk
> Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2014 3:33 PM
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Subject: [SATLUG] Boot loader question
>
> I have a Dell Inspiron 15R (5521) notebook that came loaded with Windows
> 8. I disabled the secure boot and wiped out Win8 and loaded Linux Mint
> 14 and Ubuntu on separate partitions (I primarily use Mint). I am in the
> unfortunate position of having to install Windows XP in order to recover
> a customer backup file for my business. I used Gparted to partition the
> drive. If I try to install WinXP will that mess up my boot loader? I am
> afraid I will not have the option for a dual boot of Windows and Mint. I
> tried this a few years ago and seem to remember that Windows wanted to
> be the only OS and Linux disappeared from the boot loader, so then I
> installed Windows first, then Mint and the boot options were OK.
>
> Thanks for the advice anyone can give me.
> --
> */Bob Sisk
> /*/sisk.bob at gmail.com
> (210) 716-6400 cell/
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Alternatively, after installing windows, you can always use the Linux Mint
CD (essentially an Ubuntu base) and follow

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing#Reinstalling_GRUB_2


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