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Re: [SLUG] question... multiboot etc.
The small /boot on the first drive is what I thought I needed. I been
playing with www.xosl.org, and its pretty nice, although win2k preo has
been giving me issues.
Oh well, will do a small /boot for linux on the first part of drive0
(/dev/hda1) and I'll just trash my /dev/hdb1 which is what has /boot on it
already, since its been running in another machine until now :)
On Tue, 8 May 2001, Ian Ward wrote:
> Create a small linux partition 10-15 megabytes on hda (hda1)
> Then you can install windozes on hda2,3,4 etc..
> If you install windoze on hda2, it will still be C-drive as it will be the
> first fat partition.
> You can put your linux partitions anywhere you want after that, just setup
> /dev/hda1 as the /boot then you won't need a boot floppy for linux You could
> switch between lilo and microsoft boot loaders by installing lilo in
> /dev/hda1, microsoft on MBR and selecting (using microsoft fdisk) which
> partition should be active. The preferable setup would see lilo on MBR.
> But it doesn't matter, you have the choice, it will be easier to switch
> without blowing up one of your installations.
> Because /dev/hda1 partition will be well under the 1024 cylinder boundary or
> 4 gig LBA limit, you will allways be able to boot.
> you would need a boot floppy for linux in this setup
> > hda
> > windows98 (primary Xmb's)
> > windows200 pro (primary Xmb's)
> > hdab
> > linux
> > hdc
> > cdrom
> so try,
> hda---------- MBR (Master Boot Record) could be lilo or microsoft
> hda1 15 Megabytes /boot linux filesystem, lilo boot record if using
> microsoft MBR
> hda2 Windoze
> hda3 Windoze
> hdax whatever
> hdb1 whatever
> hdb2 whatever
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