Hi sbininit,
Some laptops have the recovery partition (install) as the first and active partition of the drive.
In that case or if you have multiple disk drive in your system, you may need to modify
the proposed boot.ini to match your needs. I would suggest to try increasing the partition number
from (1) to (2) for both the default and the selectable menu entry. Please let me know if this work.
Hoping this will help you, I wish you all a Happy New Year !

Quote Originally Posted by sbininit
Quote Originally Posted by ruymbeke
Hi sbininit,
You need to modify your boot.ini to add an entry for grub (practically the file grldr)
Please find below my boot.ini file as an example. Happy new Year !

[boot loader]
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
c:\grldr="Start Grub"

Quote Originally Posted by sbininit
I'm not sure exactly how to get windows boot loader to boot grub in
XP. I edited the boot.ini menu time out to 5 seconds and I have a boot grub entry when it boots but it doesnt boot the menu.lst.

Thanks and Happy New year
So grub doesn't need installing in any kind of way?
Is it necessary to place the grldr on root in the C drive ?
I get a:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing
or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I tryed clicking the grub.exe but I get an error saying that an illegal operation has been performed.

If I understand correctly, you don't need a second partition to boot the knoppix.iso ?
I have them all booting with grub but I am curious about doing this in windows.

I edited the boot.ini file but i get a please install