I am a self confessed newbie when it comes to Windows beyond 9x.
My last involvement with Windows was Windows95 and adding TCP/IP stack for network at City of Garden Grove. Later some had Windows98. I retired eleven years ago. Never liked Windows and don't use it. We would not even have a grub4dos+NTFS support if it had not been that I was given a hand-me-down Via 533Mhz/512MB XP system. It boots XP. That's about it.
@jur, I don't see brub in the grub4dos.tcz on which this starter pack is based. I have no desire to "adopt" this extension. If it is part of grub4dos then perhaps you will wish to contact the extension maker.
From what I have read at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306559
I can append
c:\grldr="Tiny Core Linux" to boot.ini
But then is the user expected to:
Start->Control Panel->Change to classic view
Double click System icon
Startup & Recovery click Settings
Under System Startup you can change the default OS to boot as well as set the time to wait for the user's choice, i.e., use Windows boot menu.
Newbie's are fine with THAT procedure or am I missing something? Seems to me that MS makes it difficult to have users easily access alternate OS.
My current bootlace.com is simple and effective.
I cannot be made to believe that a "self proclaimed newbie" is one that already has grub4dos with an extensive array of OS to boot from. That is surely not the target of current state of starter pack.
To me it is far easier to run MbrFix.exe /drive 0 fixmbr, or even dd a copy/restore the mbr.
The less time I have to spend in Windows the better frame of mind I will be.