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Re: [opensuse] - Darryl/Carl/Boyd
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 23:40:46 -0600
  • Message-id: <200702012340.47072.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 February 2007 20:57, Charles R. Buchanan wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 21:01:39 -0500, Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx> took
> time to say the following:
> (^_^)> I know it's hard to keep track of everything in this convoluted
> thread, (^_^)> Mike :-) but at some point I distinctly recall Charles
> mentioning he was (^_^)> doing a restore or recovery of the XP
> installation. I'm pretty sure a 'back (^_^)> to factory' recovery would
> overwrite grub.
> (^_^)
> (^_^) Yes it would, someone suggested a nice simple how-to to fix the mbr
> (^_^)from the rescue console. That would be nice. However I think your
> (^_^)mining along the vein of writing to the MBR is probably fruitful. So
> if (^_^)I could ask a question of the OP, did you have grub write to the
> MBR (^_^)since you restored your XP? The system booting directly into XP
> would (^_^)seem to indicate that you didn't.
> (^_^)
> (^_^) Carl - What do you think of the idea of having the XP bootloader
> (^_^)handle booting instead of Grub? There are reasonably simple
> (^_^)instructions for editing the required files in XP as well as how to
> get (^_^)file(s) he will need to copy over to his XP root partition.
> (^_^)
> (^_^) Mike

Tried that as experiment, and it didn't worked as described.

> I am pretty slow, but sometimes I pick things up if I see them used more
> than once! (referring to "OP" which i am assuming means original poster?)
> Anyway, yes, I had it checked to write to the MBR and nothing happened.
> To your original remarks earlier, it is true that XP won't automatically
> repair or revert the MBR to a before linux state. You have to do that
> manually or via a install.
> Carl is correct, it was a strict recovery because the MBR was totally
> hosed.

Some ideas how grub works, and what might be problem, may be picked up in
recent article
I hope that original author will add more.

Regards, Rajko.
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