Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:56 AM
When I try to start Vista, it tells me that it needs to repair, and that I should restart with the DVD, and select 'repair computer'. I think this is because I recently moved and expanded the Vista partition, using the Gparted from a 'Live CD'.
I am happy to do this to help Vista, but my concern is that doing this may cause wider problems for my system.
I am running a tri-boot system from one local drive. It comprises XP, Ubuntu Linux, and Vista. To manage these three operating systems, I use the GRUB bootloader. This is installed separately from Linux, on its own 100MB partition. It is also setup within the MBR of my drive. I have spent some time customising it, and it currently works perfectly for me.
However, I am concerned that Vista, as part of its repair procedure, may attempt to alter or overwrite the MBR, thinking that this is what it needs to do to help itself.
It would be really useful to know whether this would indeed be expected to be Vista's 'repair' behaviour in this scenario. Any confirmation, either way, would be much appreciated. Thank you.