Working With and Modifying the GRUB Bootloader
Whenever your computer starts, youll see the GRUB Linux bootloader, which will give you the option of choosing to boot to Windows XP or to Linux (Figure 186). If you wait and cant make up your mind after a reasonable time, the PC will boot to Windows, assuming you selected Windows as the default.
Windows XP also comes with its own bootloader. So, for example, if you have Windows 98 installed and then install Windows XP, the XP bootloader would allow a dual boot between Windows 98 and Windows XP. Windows 98 doesnt provide a bootloader, so you couldnt install Windows XP before Windows 98.
Were going to show you how to modify the GRUB bootloader. This step is optional.
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