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Re: [opensuse] device.map - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:30:25 -0600
  • Message-id: <200702011930.25867.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 February 2007 18:44, Bruce Marshall wrote:
...
> > > The bootloader wasn't successfully installed at the last attempt.
> > > Either that, or XP 'repaired' it.
> >
> > {snip}
> >
> > I have installed three separate Linux Distro's and neither time has my
> > XP-SP2-Home edition "repaired" the boot loader.
>
> As long as linux is installed *after* XP, there should be no problems.
> It's when XP is re-installed or installed *after* Linux that it clobbers
> the MBR sector.

The XP itself will not repair, but Norton Antivirus might, if configured to
check boot sector and action is set to automatically restore it.

I don't know about other antivirus software, but they probably have the same
functionality.

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Regards, Rajko.
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