Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How to boot Linux from the Windows Bootloader

We usually install Linux and windows in a system and access windows through Linux grub/bootloader. And we often think to boot from windows and choose options from windows bootloader. This is simple method to do it.

1. Install Windows and then Linux
When installing the Linux make sure to choose to install the Linux bootloader to the root partition instead of overwriting the MBR.
2. Download the program bootpart.
3. Run it from the Dos prompt by typing bootpart in its directiory.[it will display the partitions]
4. Type this

bootpart "<"no. of your Linux root partition showed by the bootpart command">" bootlinux.bin "<"name you want to show on boot ">" without quotes

5. Thats it. Enjoy.

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