[Suggestion] Install GRLDR on the 100MB partition

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  1. guyz92

    guyz92 MDL Novice

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    #1 guyz92, Mar 27, 2010
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  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    How do you think the loaders by Daz and others work??? All install the grldr on the 'System Reserved' partition
    ...reinventing the wheel ?
     
  3. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    Try and think a little more before you shoot him down in flames.

    FS, I think his idea is to set the partition to hidden afterwards so it cannot be mounted or used by Windows.
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    I noticed the 'hidden' part, but if is Windows is capable of booting from it, it is accessible to Windows, not?
     
  5. Hazar

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    Hmm. Yeah, that's a good point. Unless somehow it cannot be accessed once the OS is booted only when Windows is loading which is unlikeley.

    Daz's idea was to store it on a linux partition which may need some complex setups but should be undetectable
     
  6. FreeStyler

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    A linux partition would be a better choice, i can't imagine MS Windows 7 can not access their own filesystem/bootmanager taken from a previous versions

    besides, formatting the "System Reserved" partition will likely introduce a whole lot 'Windows can not start' topics around here :)
     
  7. Hazar

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    Better than Windows is rebooting :D
     
  8. guyz92

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    What about a Mac OS Extended file system?

    BTW about the hidden partition thing, I have install that GRLDR on my second Harddisk(not second partition).
    This is my setup:
    First 160GB harddisk:
    Windows 7 partition set as Active.(boot-loader is also in Windows 7 partition, un-touch)

    Second 160GB Harddisk:
    My First Partition installed with NTLDR with boot.ini. Boot.ini with c:\grldr command.

    On my BIOS, I set it to boot from Slave(Second 160GB Harddisk). After bios show up, it will start to load GRUB, after that i notice that it seems like to scan for bootable device, even my floppy-drive light-up. Then after a second, it load windows 7.

    That's all i have notice.
     
  9. FreeStyler

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    That makes more sense, yes that seems to be possible...
    My guess is that Linux, or a MacOS partition like you say would be better as Windows has no build-in support to read these (to my knowledge)
     
  10. guyz92

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    I also have and other idea.
    Booting from Any flash drive(Thumbdrive,SD)

    Since HP Format tool can make a Bootable USB stick, why not make it boot from removerable drive, Since thumbdrive now almost everybody have.
     
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