Booting NTFS (Sorting out the Socerer's apprentices)

Steven C. exvor at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 11:37:34 PDT 2004


--- Declan Moriarty <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie>
wrote:

> Can someone help me get XP or even ntloader booting?
> 
> I have a ntfs partition, which grub won't talk to.
> But there is an
> ntloader on hda1, except the last reinstall of win98
> overwrote the hda1
> mbr (I can replace the /dev/hda mbr), which means
> only win 98 boots.
> 
> 
> 
> I have my headaches here with my kids. Fixing is in
> their blood, but they
> wade in clicking mouse buttons  and screw up
> mightily on my pc, just
> like the Socerer's apprentice of old. 
> 
> They hack windoze; XP went in, and they overwrote
> grub. Windows 98 
> falls over and they reinstall. Then it's left to me
> to download the 56
> patches, and updates to weed out redialers, spyware,
> and viruses.
> Currently they have no XP. It might be useful one
> day, so I'd like the
> option of booting it before someone else decides
> they "need" it, and 
> everything gets attacked again.
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> 	With best Regards,
> 
> 
> 	Declan Moriarty.
> -- 
>
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Hey Declan I have windows xp and a BLFS with grub
working. You have to do some special mojo to get the
damn thing working. Ill send you my menu.lst when i
get home. :)


		
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