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