Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Mar. 20 2008,05:11
Mmmm ... loadlin might fix an issue I have? (OT and not really a DSL topic, apologies - hope people can tolerate that).
I have a laptop with XP and Fedora, which dual booted happily with Grub.
Then XP BSoD'd (surprise) after fooling around with gtk2 for Windows (though I don't know that was it) and I couldn't fix it. Without thinking, I reinstalled XP => broke Grub/MBR, then Fedora no boot. Then reinstalled Grub from a livecd => Fedora boot, but no XP. So that's where I left it. I run DSL most of the time anyway.
Googling suggested this to be a very common problem, with no obvious solution other than reinstalling XP and then reinstalling Fedora from scratch (the main reason I keep Fedora on there at all is because of the humongous amount of media stuff I've installed on it, which I'd prefer not to lose).
Maybe if I reinstall XP, add DOS, and use loadlin to start Fedora from within XP ...?
EDIT: I read loadlin cannot work with XP since the latter does not run on top of DOS.
EDIT2: Maybe Bootpart instead? http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm
Anyone have any experience with Bootpart?