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    Able to dual boot XP and linux but Linux goes to GRUB, help

    I installed bootmagic as a last resort, thinkign it would let me onto linux again, but it just takes me to grub (which i now realised ive installed to my linux partition) , and i cant use grub at all..

    Now i cant get onto linux to change it to Lilo or something, or just have it boot from Bootmagic...

    if that makes sense to you...

    EDIT- Through perserverance and the help of the many websites and forums i worked out how to fix this - just used the knoppix CD and installed lilo. Mods, you can remove this :P cheers!

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    Re: Able to dual boot XP and linux but Linux goes to GRUB, h

    Just curious (as a recent switcher from LILO to GRUB): what did LILO do that GRUB wasn't succeeding at?

    Also, which KNOPPIX CD did you boot from? I ask because LILO not working on 3.7 was the inital reason for my switch to GRUB.

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    Re: Able to dual boot XP and linux but Linux goes to GRUB, h

    >>
    I installed bootmagic as a last resort, thinkign it would let me onto linux again, but it just takes me to grub (which i now realised ive installed to my linux partition) , and i cant use grub at all..
    >>


    I get the feeling there must be something missing from the beginning of your post.


    If your Linux partition was within Bios range, you could have just done a fdisk /mbr from Win, then set it "active" and you would have had a nice clean setup.



    jm

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