Returnil Dual Boot Question

Discussion in 'General Returnil discussions' started by cm1971, May 20, 2011.

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  1. cm1971

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    I have a laptop that I am going to set up to dual boot Windows XP and Linux. I know Returnil protects the MBR so I wanted to make sure the dual boot part of the setup would not cause a problem. I assume it won't matter but thought I would ask any way to make sure.
     
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    i thought 2nd post implied there shouldn't be issues with Returnil in dual boot situation
     
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    Is he referring to the snap shot function or Returnil in general. I read it several times and am not sure.
     
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    Hi,
    The MBR is protected while you are in Virtual Mode which can only be activated while you are in Windows. The process here would be to setup the dual boot with the appropriate MBR and boot option changes and then activate the Virtual Mode while you are in Windows.

    While the VM is active you will not be able to make changes to the MBR, but when deactivated or working within Linux you can make any adjustments as required.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks for the info Mike. :thumb:
     
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