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Re:What about the boot loader?

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on July 22, 2006 06:17 AM
I was going to leave a bootloader comment, and realised it may as well be in reply here.
I have no idea why, but I have found a few times that having GRUB chainload Windows results in a Windows boot time of around a second, much faster than without GRUB. I don't understand what may cause this, and it is not always the case (it varies per installation, if it works then it will always work, if it doesn't then it never will, it doesn't vary on a per-startup basis), but having a minimal<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/boot left over to store a menu.lst and some stageX files, along with a hidden menu and a 0 second countdown, and I find people prefer GRUB (I gave up Windows years ago, so this is on other computers I have set up to dual-boot)
[Should still show how to remove bootloader though, since removing "Linux" is deleting a kernel, pretty useless, whilst removing "a Linux system" involves all of the software, if OpenOffice goes then GRUB should go too]

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