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Using windows NT Boot Loader with Linux

_ Is your Box factory manufactured with windows and cant use Linux Grub or LILO ?_

Do you wanna taste the difference booting your Linux system through a windows boot loader ?

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Follow Five simple steps To make it working :

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**Step i) Copy your grub.bin file to windows **

Open your terminal and run ** dd if=/dev/sdaN of=grub.bin bs=512 count=1** where N denotes your Linux installed medium

*Step ii) Copy the grub.bin file to c:*

Well now boot into windows and copy grub.bin file to your windows primary medium (you can use flash medium to take grub.bin from linux )

**step iii) working out in boot.ini **

now set all previleges to boot.ini file by running** attrib -r -w -s c:\boot.ini **on windows

step iV) add the linux entry to it

Open the** boot.ini file and add a line c:\grub.bin=”XPUD “ **denoting XP with Ubuntu Desktop , Name is  of your choice

Step v) save and restart

Now save all the changes and **restart **now you will see the windows NT loader showing two entires windows and Linux


Switch between any of choices as you wish ;)

note i: If you got any fatal errors during the switch over try replacing grub by a rescue disk

_ note ii: if you choose not to place MBR with GRUB during linux installation then  you have no choice to load your Linux from hard disk ( for advanced users ) then you can use live CD and run above commands for Linux to fix it up _

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If you are ready to loose the power of grub and want something experimenting and new I recommend this ;)