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dual boot xp and linux -- help

I have windows xp in my laptop(IDE) and red hat linux in external hard disk and I have installed grub in mbr when installing linux in external hard disk.

Both works as i get the option whether to log in to xp or linux . Everything looks OK .

Now ,When the external hard disk is not connected with my laptop , I can not log in to windows and I see "GRUB" on the blank screen and then nothing happens.. no key works .

Is there any way i can log in to windows XP without external hard disk TURNED ON ? Please help .

Again , in external hard disk(for linux) , have partition as /boot where grub files (grub.conf) is installed .

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Change bootable disc

In reply to: dual boot xp and linux -- help

in linux open gparted (gnome partition manager) and set the boot flag for the windows disc and turn it off on the usb disc

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Change XP to default...

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see if that will work or not.

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