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by sfaxeve / December 19, 2007 12:48 AM PST

Microsoft Windows XP Pro; 5.1.2600 service pack 2 build 2600, Bios Ver,Date: Phoenix Technologies. LTD 3.02 05/26/2006 I have partitioned and formatted my hard drive and in the new partition installed Linux from the Knoppix 5.1.0 bootable CD. I have adjusted my bios to boot from cd rom before the hard drive so I use Linux all the time and I enjoy the versatility of having two operating systems. My question is how do I set my system up to give me the choice at boot which OS I wish to run without having to boot from disc. How can I get the option to run either C:drive or D:drive. I am accomplished in the registry I have changed and tweaked my system to run like a impala, I just cannot find the area in the registry to add a string to accomplish what I wish, if there is one. All suggestions will be well received. Thank You for your help....sfa

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That's because
by Jimmy Greystone / December 19, 2007 12:56 AM PST
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That's because the registry doesn't control this sort of thing. The registry isn't even loaded until well AFTER such a menu would be displayed.

Since you have Knoppix installed, I suggest you look for some sort of Grub configuration program. Grub is a Linux bootloader, which can also boot Windows. Windows has its own bootloader, but getting it to boot Linux is far more difficult than getting Grub to boot Windows.

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I thought Linux did this for you with GRUB
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 1:08 AM PST
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Not my expertise but doesn't the Linux Live CD installation create the new partition, install Linux on it and then create a GRUB boot menu?

I assume the hard drive had XP installed already. How did you re-partition the hard drive initially?


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(NT) I defer to JG.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 19, 2007 1:09 AM PST
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