Use NT Boot Loader to boot Linux

I just reinstalled my desktop from scratch installing either Windows XP and Debian using NT Boot Loader instead of using Grub or Lilo (so I can play with Linux wihout compromise Windows ).

The configuration is really easy:
  1. You shouldn't install Linux boot loader into the MBR (you will use NT Boot Loader)

  2. After Linux installation run the following command:
    dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/linux.bin bs=512 count=1 (/dev/hda2 was my Linux boot partition and I was told bs=512 is optional)

  3. Copy linux.bin to the Windows partition (e.g. C:\linux.bin)

  4. Modify Windows boot.ini adding the following line at the botton of the file c:\linux.bin="Linux"

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