Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 30 2007,16:12
I have successfully installed DSL on a USB stick, and booted to it just fine.
However, since I'm new at this, I still need to use my IBM T42 as a WinXP box.
When I removed the USB stick and rebooted, I got the grub> prompt. What a shock! I had no idea what to do and spent most of last night figuring out how to use it.
So now I *can* boot into Windows by entering a few lines at the grub prompt.
And it looks like grub is here to stay unless I can get a copy of the XP installer disks (no idea where mine are) and run some kind of mdf fixing routines -- on my broken cd-r. This is pretty unlikely to happen.
So, grub is ok except for a couple things: I cannot find the menu.lst (probably hidden in the mbr somewhere?) to create a menu. It boots right to DSL if the memory stick is in, but never provides me a menu to select from DSL/WinXP, and never boots directly to WinXP if the memory stick isn't present.
Does anyone know how I can get to edit this file? Should I do it from within DSL?
Also, any help with the mystery of why the DSL install put grub on my hard disk would be great. I assumed grub would only be installed on the flash drive, but that's certainly not where it is.
I know I *never* typed c:\grubinstall or did anything that would indicate it would put grub on my main drive.