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Re: Bug#185770: grub: incompatible with Windows 2000 NTFS wheninstalled

From: Raj Manandhar
Subject: Re: Bug#185770: grub: incompatible with Windows 2000 NTFS wheninstalled on MBR
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:04:06 -0600

David Balazic writes in message <address@hidden> (Monday 2003-March-24 
 > grub stores something ( I think it is the stage1.5 )
 > after the MBR in the unallocated space.
 > Maybe windows does the same.

That's what I was thinking. Many people seem to have success with
GRUB/Windows, but there are different versions of Windows and maybe
they have different ideas about exactly how much space is unallocated.
If even applications like TurboTax (as someone wrote) are storing
things there, using this space seems pretty tricky. (This computer has
Windows 2K Pro, Novell Netware client, some kind of ZEN remote
management stuff, Office 2K Pro, and not much else on it).

 > ( point : don't store stuff in space you did not allocate
 > for yourself ! )
 > Try telling grub to store the stage1.5 somewhere else.

I guessed doing this as follows (I didn't see anything explicit in the
docs). First boot from the grub floppy. Enter:

root (hd0,7)
install /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) (hd0,7)/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5 0x2000 p

Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and try to boot off the HD MBR. I get a blank screen
with the blinking underline cursor at the upper left, not even
printing Loading stage1.5, etc. Suggestions of what I'm doing wrong?

Raj Manandhar (address@hidden)    (256) 922-1512 x2900

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