View Full Version : Booting mandriva from windows

June 23rd, 2008, 03:40 AM
Due to the issue described here (http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/SysAdmin/GrubInodeTransition), people wishing to use windows NTLDR to boot Mandriva linux (>2008.1) will encounter a problem.

Here's the only two ways I've found that work:

1. (easiest)

Write grub to the mandriva root partition:

# grub-install /dev/sda3 (replace 'sda3' with your actual root)Then,

# dd if=/dev/sda3 of=grub.mbr bs=512 count=1

Look in your home directory for 'grub.mbr' and copy it to windows c:\

Add the following to c:\boot.ini:


2. (using grldr)

Download grub4dos .zip (http://download.gna.org/grub4dos/) and extract grldr to c:\

Make a c:\boot\grub directory. Create a new file called menu.lst inside and paste this chainloader entry:

timeout 0
default /default

title Mandriva
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1(again, the example is root on sda3. Remember, Grub starts counting at 0, hence the '2')

Add the following to boot.ini: