THere are 2 issues i want to put light on in this doubt.
ISSUE 2 is more interesting....pls read on..
ISSUE 1: THe general issue
Mr. x has dual boot windows + linux, with say grub loader loading the MBR. His windows goes corrupt and he decides to reformat Windows.
Due to that the windows installtn takes over grub and he cant boot linux via grub(has to use boot disk made during installation)
I am facing this problem and its a bit weird one. (very eager to know wht exactly has happened)
SOmehow there was problem with my grub loader, when i started to boot the box...a DISK FAILURE error occured. Luckily i could boot into linux using the boot disk but cudnt boot into windows xp coz i hadnt made any boot disk. I decided to get XP repaired using boot disk. SO i got XP installtn bootable CD and put it inside after making the 1st boot device as CDROM....
Verfying DMI pool data...
Booting from ATAPI CDROM
PRess any key to boot from CD......
If i press enter it boots frm cd and xp cd installtn starts...but if i dont do anything...
auto boots from my hdd and GRUB LOADS!!!!!...howzzzzat?..this happens only when i put in xp cd only, otherwise it gives a disk boot faailure or i hv to boot from floppy.
PLs tell the general way to address issue 1, will the configurtn of grub.conf help? if yes how?
pls explain the issue2, i am confused, is it that all grub files are fine, MBR needs just some trigger using xp bootable cd rom...???
help would be highly appreciated...
thank you in advance