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Boot floppy for XP

by martinobyrne / April 5, 2005 7:35 AM PDT

Hia ll,

Is it possible to make an emergency boot-up floppy for XP like you can do in Linux? I have a disk made for my SuSE Linux that will start that O.S. for me, if necessary.Can the same be done with XP Pro and if yes, how do I make it? Will it not interfere with the MBR on the hard drive? Again, in Linux this is the case, the disk serves as an emergency if the MBR gets screwed up. Please note my XP Pro is on drive 'D', 98SE and Linux and on a partitioned 'C'.

Martin,

Dublin, Ireland

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Floppy no, CD, yes. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 5, 2005 8:04 AM PDT
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So when you start up your computer do you use...
by trytohelp / April 5, 2005 11:27 AM PDT
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the linux bootloader to get to the XP install or do you use the XP bootloader. If you have 98 and Linux on c and XP on d: did you install XP last? Do you have a black screen at start up that gives you the option of which one to boot or is it lilo that has a square box that has the option?

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