master boot record info needed

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darkstonexa

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okay I plan to install linux on a spare drive but am unsure as to how the MBR works in XP

as I want to install lilo boot manager to that the MBR...

should linux not work out of course I won't need the lilo in the MBR anymore and under the 9X code all you need to do was Fdisk the MBR and (x could would still work by rebuilding it..

now is this the same under XP does anyone know.. or wiill the boot files get messed up by doing an Fdisk on it..

better still who knows how to back up the MBR so that I can replace it if all fails..

all help is greatly appreciated folks...
 

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to write a new mbr in XP all you need do is boot from the install cd and in the recovery console just type fixmbr, then fixboot, to write a new mbr and boot sector
 

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