Re: Windows multiboot (aaargh!)
On Thursday 18 September 2003 10:09, Pigeon wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 12:12:02AM +1200, cr wrote:
> > But neither Win95 nor Win98 would install on Partition 2. They both
> > siezed shortly after the 'License Agreement' stage, and on rebooting
> > displayed a message about disabling the virus checker (*what* virus
> > checker?)
> In the BIOS?
Oh, right. I think I'll just declare myself a Clue Free Zone. :(
I was misled by the reference in the error message to cancelling any virus
checkers in Config.sys or Autoexec.bat, I completely missed its mention of
of course, after DOS FORMAT's bizarre behaviour in the vicinity of a
non-DOS extended partition, I guess I was expecting M$'s error messages to
mean almost anything other than what they actually said ;)
> Or does "*what* virus checker" imply that you've already turned this
No, it just means I have installed no virus checkers. Other than the one in
the BIOS which I'd completely forgotten.
OK, turned it off, now everything installs just fine.
D'you suppose I can plead advancing senility? ;)
Next step, see if I can boot the whole thing with GRUB....