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Reconfiguring the MBR for Multiple Installations

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 10 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2007/12/05
Source code: N/A

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I've written a couple of articles on multiple boot configurations. Upon adding a third operating system to a dual-boot machine, I managed to overwrite the machine's MBR (master boot record) so that it pointed to the wrong bootloader. This paper addresses the solution.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. The original configuration

3. Installing a third operating system

4. The problems therein

5. The solution - reconfiguring the MBR
5.1. Back up the MBR
5.2. Rewrite the MBR

6. Add the new Fedora 8 kernel to the original grub.conf file

7. Options for the future

8. Where to go for more information

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