A simple trick to avoid using the MS/Windows/NT boot loader is to ensure that the primary MS/Windows/NT partition is less than 2GB in size. Then when you install GNU/Linux let LILO take control as normal and create LILO entries for both MS/Windows/NT and GNU/Linux.
In all cases MS/Windows boots from
/dev/hda1 (or perhaps
/dev/sda1 for a SCSI disk) which is drive C a primary
partition and the active partition.
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