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Re: Can I partition a disk and make it bootable for windows from linux?

Spongebob wrote:

Is there any way to make grub delay a little? Windows is
beyond the point where I can use the key (it's F5, I forget
what F8 does -- command line
maybe?) to enter safe mode really fast. I have about the time
of a fast mouse double-click to press F5 after hitting enter
in the grub menu.

I'm using Win98. I don't seem to have boot.ini.

Whereas I couldn't find anything in the manual for grub that would do what you need, you can do it from the Windows side. Add something like this to your config.sys file in Windows98:

MENUITEM=dummy_entry,Windows 98
MENUITEM=win98,Windows 98



<rest of config.sys goes here>

Now the boot process of Windows98 should show a menu allowing you to choose "Windows 98" (the dummy entry) or "Windows 98"; it'll give you 5 seconds before automatically booting into "Windows 98" (the non-dummy entry). If you manually choose either entry, it won't make a difference since it doesn't actually do anything.

Be aware it's been a long time since I've done this; I'm not certain of the syntax.


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