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XP and Mint 13

Postby hipee192012 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:10 pm

I have 2 HDDs in my system. One contains an existing Windows XP load on drive "sda". I loaded linux mint 13 on drive "sdb" and made that bootable. I want Windows to handle the boot duties so I then ran the following from linux;

sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=mint.bin bs=512 count=1

I then copied the generated file to the root of my windows drive and made the following entry in the windows boot.ini file;

c:\mint.bin="linux"

When I restart, the Windows boot manager prompts me for Windows XP or "linux" but when I select "linux" the screen goes black with a blinking cursor in the upper left. The keyboard is non responsive and I'm forced to use the reset button on my system.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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