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Re: Win95 and Linux: Was: Verified Re: Unidentified subject!

> 	I was able to set up Boot Manager such that when I showed the partition
> table, the fat15 partition was listed as drive c:, even when I was
> running Partition Magic out of the fat32/Win95 partition!! Very curious!
> ;)  And when I boot up with a diskette, and switched to drive c:, I
> could tell by the size of the partition that I was looking at the fat16
> partition. I ran sys c: and sure enough, the operating system showed up
> in that fat16 partition and it didn't overwrite the Win95/Fat32
> partition files, because that partition was "hidden" to it at the time.

I think I read somewhere that DOS/Windows has a habit of making the Boot
partition look like C: So when you boot Win95 it is on C: and Win3.11 on D:,
then booting win3.11 swaps this... I cant remember where I read it or I'd
tell you :)

> > 
> > Once you have Linux installed using the boot floppy you can read the
> > LILO docs.  In a similar situation, I installed the LILO boot record
> > onto the Linux partition (/dev/hda5?), then pointed Boot Manager at
> > it.
> Then once the LILO boot record is set up in the linux partition, is it a
> safe assumption that I'll be able to dump the boot floppy?

In a safe place :)

IMHO I think LILO is a perfectly good boot manager... If it is set up
right... I have absolutely stuffed a win95 partition with it before..
But then again, what operating systems can LILO boot??? I only have
DOS/Win95 and Linux.
> One suggestion has been to use Partition Magic to "move" the Win95
> partition up enough to make room for these boot records down at the
> bottom of the drive. Pretty scary that: moving the Win95 partition with
> all its contents and hoping that everything will still work. Comments?

Partition Magic does a good, no excellent job.. I had no problems

                       Michael Beattie (mickyb@es.co.nz)

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