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Hi, I've been dual-booting RH and WinME for some time now, and decided to switch to XP. As with previous M$ OSes, I'd expected that I would have to reinstall GRUB, as the MBR would get wiped out. Armed with my trusty boot CD, I waited for the install to finish. Imagine my surprise, when, at the reboot, GRUB came up, totally unscathed by the XP install!! I guess M$ is coming to terms with the fact that other OSes are here to stay :). Just FYI. Ritwik...

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    Default XP does not wipe MBR

    Hi,

    I've been dual-booting RH and WinME for some time now, and decided to
    switch to XP. As with previous M$ OSes, I'd expected that I would have to
    reinstall GRUB, as the MBR would get wiped out. Armed with my trusty boot
    CD, I waited for the install to finish. Imagine my surprise, when, at the
    reboot, GRUB came up, totally unscathed by the XP install!! I guess M$ is
    coming to terms with the fact that other OSes are here to stay :).

    Just FYI.

    Ritwik

    Ritwik Bhattacharya Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 10:10:16 -0600, Ritwik Bhattacharya wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I've been dual-booting RH and WinME for some time now, and decided to
    > switch to XP. As with previous M$ OSes, I'd expected that I would have to
    > reinstall GRUB, as the MBR would get wiped out. Armed with my trusty boot
    > CD, I waited for the install to finish. Imagine my surprise, when, at the
    > reboot, GRUB came up, totally unscathed by the XP install!! I guess M$ is
    > coming to terms with the fact that other OSes are here to stay :).
    No. If m$ decided to make it possible to let other OSes intact, they
    would make it possible to choose whether to wipe the MBR or not. I think
    it didn't wipe your MBR only because you upgraded from windoze me.

    PS: Why don't you ask this in a M$ newsgroup?
    >
    > Just FYI.
    >
    > Ritwik
    Wolfgang Fischer Guest

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    Ritwik Bhattacharya wrote:
    > I guess M$ is
    > coming to terms with the fact that other OSes are here to stay
    .... dont bet on it ... why do you think the newly formed
    "Linux Team" [at m$] is for? and ALSO the plethora of
    money shoved up SCO's nose is for?
    ..
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    mjt Guest

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    On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 10:10:16 -0600, Ritwik Bhattacharya wrote:
    > I guess M$ is
    > coming to terms with the fact that other OSes are here to stay :).
    Oh, you bet.
    [url]http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39116400,00.htm[/url]
    Bit Twister Guest

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