install win 95 /98 first
then install win NT
NT detects win 95 and adds it to the boot menu
use fat not ntfs
then install linux
be sure that you can mount the windows partition
e.g. make the mount point / win for the windows partition
install lilo on the linux root partition e.g. /dev/hda2
not the mbr
copy the boot sector to where NT can find it
" dd if=/dev/hda2 bs=512 count=1 of=/win/bootsek.lin "
now add this to the NT bootmanager ( /win/boot.ini )
First change its attributes to make it writeable
" c:\bootsek.lin="SuSE Linux5.3" "
and change the default to
" default=c:\bootsek.lin "
and the time out to
" timeout=5 "
just to keep windows users on there toes
and so you dont have to wait around
the good news is it allows windoze users to easily use the machine
the bad news is that when You recompile the kernel you have to do the
dd command all over again
you could just use lilo to boot all your systems
From: David Ryan <david at ryanit.ie>
To: 'ilug at linux.ie' <ilug at linux.ie>
Date: Sunday, April 11, 1999 11:29 PM
Subject: [ILUG] New 'puter time again . . .
>Has anyone managed to get a machine to boot Linux and 95/98/NT/whatever off
removable media ? I tried doing it once before and could manage to get 95
to start most of the time, but didn't actually try Linux.
>>Question being - if I wanted to have a machine with a Zip/LS120/whatever
attached to it, would it be easy to get Linux to boot. The idea would be
that I stick the Linux disk in when I want to boot Linux, stick the NT disk
in when I want to crash my system, etc . . .
>>Any recommendations ?
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