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Question About Linux Bootloader

Discussion in 'Linux' started by hanleyhansen, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. hanleyhansen

    hanleyhansen New Member

    I recently just filled up my hard drive and I am thinking of buying a new external hard drive. However, in the past I had a bad experience with the Linux boot loader because I wiped out Linux off my second internal hard drive then kept getting an error code when I tried booting to Windows regularly. It took me some time to realiza that all i had to do was format the MBR. So my question is if my booting will be affected if I put Linux on my new external hard drive that I might disconnect from time to time being that it is USB? Will I be able to boot to windows normally if my hard drive is not connected to the computer or will I get an error code from the boot loader?
     
  2. SpOonWiZaRd

    SpOonWiZaRd Know what you can do.

    You will be able to boot up into grub and then you must select windows to boot up.
     
  3. hanleyhansen

    hanleyhansen New Member

    OK thanks!!
     
  4. SpOonWiZaRd

    SpOonWiZaRd Know what you can do.

    pleasure...
     

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