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scorchsaber
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:14 am    Post subject: Bootable flag Reply with quote

When I follow the manuals instructions to put a bootable flag on, Windows won't run. Is there any way I can have them both instaled, and if so, swithc between them without running from the CD and switching which is bootable? Sorry, I am kinda new, but I want to do this right.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just set Gentoo as being bootable for now, after you install your bootloader you will be able to select which OS to boot to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bootloader?
Does this mean everytime I run my computer I will choose which one to run, or that I will select one and only it will ever run?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bootloader (grub, lilo, ..)
Is put in the MBR on a hd of your choice.
When you start your computer you will be able to choose windows or gentoo in your case to boot. If you have configured the bootloader correctly that is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of both. You set the default system to boot, which boots after a timer (which you can also set).

It's all explained in the manual.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But on what partition should I set the bootable flag??? My /boot-Partition or my hda1, where winxp is running???
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaiKLoreY wrote:
But on what partition should I set the bootable flag??? My /boot-Partition or my hda1, where winxp is running???
Only windows cares about the bootable flag, so you set in on the windows partitions. Other os'es don't care at all if there's a bootable flag or not.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, it's pretty irrelevant at the end of the day...
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-19186.html
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