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    Unhappy Problem dual booting windows xp and bt 4 final

    hello there, i was trying to dual boot bt on a something already running windows xp. i couldnt get the guided method to work, so instead i resized the partition i was trying to use and freed up 30G. i booted bt4 final and tried manual partition i created a 2G swap space and the rest i created a primary ext3 and set the mount point to "/". after that installation seems to go fine until i try rebooting then i boots straight into windows. if anyone could give me an idea what to do from this point i would greatly appreciate it.

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    Default Re: Problem dual booting windows xp and bt 4 final

    Can you boot to cd and post your grub.conf? What did you use for the manual partition?

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    Default Re: Problem dual booting windows xp and bt 4 final

    i cant find grub.conf in the "usual" places. would menu.lst work? i used the partitioner included with the iso, or did you mean what did i use on the windows side?

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    how do i change NTLDR to GRUB it looks like thats the only part that didnt happen properly

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    YEEY i got it working. no matter what i did GRUB just would not work. so i am chainloading through windows for now. if anyone has any thoughts on this id still like to permanently switch to GRUB.
    Last edited by blackmag3; 04-06-2010 at 03:46 AM. Reason: wanted to add new findings to my post

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