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Section - 3.3.6.7 HD configs, Windows, and other musings

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[C] allan grossman [SP] - 240863 <wizard@pointbeing.com> wrote in message
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> > I swiped this from comp.os.linux.answers - I now have Red Hat 5.2
> > booting from a Win2000 boot menu - and can upgrade away without
> > worrying about NT installations overwriting the boot sector.  Here's
> > how ya do it -
> >
> > 1.  Make sure you can mount a partition that is accessible from both
> > Win2k and Linux.
> >
> > 2.  Make sure LILO is *not* installed in your MBR.  Install it in your
> > Linux boot partition.
> >
> > 3.  Boot Linux and mount a common partition - in my machine the common
> > partition is mounted to a mount point named /dos - mine is the first
> > partition on my first hard drive.
> >
> > 4.  At a console prompt (or in an X terminal window) type the
> > following:
> >
> > dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/dos/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
> >
> > Note that /dev/sdb1 is the location of *my* Linux partition - yours
> > could be (and probably is) somewhere else.  You can find the name of
> > your Linux boot partition by peeking at /etc/lilo.conf
> >
> > Also note that /dos is the name of *my* mount point for a FAT16
> > partition - yours will probably also be different.
> >
> > 5.  Anyhow, start Win2k and copy bootsect.lnx to the first partition
> > of your first hard drive (if it isn't already there).
> >
> > 6.  Here's the neat part - edit boot.ini - mine looks like this:
> >
> > [Boot Loader]
> > Timeout=4
> > Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
> > [Operating Systems]
> > multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional"
> > /fastdetect
> > c:\ = "Microsoft Windows 98"
> > c:\bootsect.lnx = "Red Hat Linux v5.2"
> >
> allan grossman [SP] - 240863


[C] ftp://ftp.engr.uark.edu/pub/linux/sunsite/docs/HOWTO/mini/Linux+Win95
>    Linux and Windows 95 can get along quite well on the same hard disk.
>    Not only that, Linux can mount, read, and write to Win95's VFAT
>    partitions (only using the 8.3 standard though). I have heard rumors
>    (some from #linux) that there is a VFAT kernel patch. If this does
>    exist please mail me about it and I can try to help. It helps having
>    SCSI working before you embark on a project of this magnitude.
> So, your C: drive is sliced up into:
> 
>                 |---------------
>            300M |/dev/hda1 C: DOS/FAT (Win 3.11/DOS 6.22)
>  BIOS   C:      |---------------
>   528 M    212M |/dev/hda2 / (root partition) Linux ext2
>                 |---------------
>            16M  |/dev/hda3 /dev/swap (linux Swap partition, 16M of it ;)
>                 |---------------
> 
> 
> 
>    Before you do anything, make sure you have LILO installed on your HD
>    and working AND have a working bootdisk!
> 
>    GO ahead and install Windows 95 right over Win3.11/DOS 6.22. This
>    re-routes your MBR to boot-up Windows 95 directly, but it should work
>    (It has for me multiple times, with multiple betas and the final
>    release of Win95.)
> 
>    If you didn't pick up on it already, you won't get a LILO prompt when
>    you boot up. DON'T PANIC! Simply drop that boot-disk into drive A: and
>    reboot. If this is a boot disk you made with your current (or
>    previous) kernel image, it should boot right into your Linux partition
>    right away. If you are like me and didn't keep a boot disk around get
>    the boot144 (or boot122) Slackware install floppy off of tsx-11 and
>    create that disk. The first time you get a pause type "mount
>    /dev/hda2" (or whatever your Linux partiton is).
> 
>    At this point you should be back in Linux. Login as root and run the
>    program 'liloconfig'. Hit '6' to recycle your current lilo
>    configuration. do a shutdown -r now to reboot to see if it works (it
>    should). You'll get your LILO prompt back and should be able to dual
>    boot into either OS.
> 
> Multiple HD Configs:
> 
> 
> 
>    Many people wnat to keep a separate HD for Linux, and a separate one
>    for DOS, with good reason. There are about 3 possible ways to do this.
> 
> 1:      2 separate disks, C: just DOS/FAT and D: just Linux/ext2
> 2:      2 'overlapping disks', physical C: partitioned into a small DOS
>         partition with the rest of the disk for Linux while D: is totally
>         DOS/FAT running Win95
> 3:      ????? (help me on this one ;)
> 
> 
> 
>    Two is the situation I have on my own machine (known as
>    litterbox.in.net).
> 
>    For all of these situations just adapt my instructions from the first
>    1/2 of this HOWTO: make sure you use YOUR partition names and not
>    mine. (imagine running mkswap /dev/hdb1 when that is your root
>    partition!).
> 
>    Jonathan Katz <jkatz@in.net>
> 
> EOF

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