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Thread: After rescue repair - disk mounted by id, mess in GRUB

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    Default Re: After rescue repair - disk mounted by id, mess in GRUB

    You have to be right.
    The change I was planning to do was just to move the boot flag from sda1 to sda2 after WinXP set it for itself.

    Probably I did something wrong during that operation.
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    Default Re: After rescue repair - disk mounted by id, mess in GRUB

    Ok it is more then the boot flag. THe first sector of the drive is reserved for the MBR. This sector directs the operation of the boot to the next stage of the boot. THis is replaced by Windows with it's own MBR code, thus killing the Grub boot. You need to replace the MBR with the GRUB version to get things to multi-boot properly.

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    Default Re: After rescue repair - disk mounted by id, mess in GRUB

    In the sda disk MBR was a standard code, jumping to active disk partition.

    Hence sda1 had WinXP bootloader and sda2 GRUB bootloader.

    Therefore replacing bootloader in the MBR doesn't affect the GRUB.

    At least as far as I know
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