From: Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie
Date: Thu 13 May 1999 - 15:33:24 IST
How does NT not boot ? Is it a blue screen of death, with a "Can't find
boot disk" ?
Can't find bootdisk. That happened first time round. I had no problem still
getting into 95 though. When I went back to Linux and tried to mount 95 that
I've seen that on machines with 3/4GB disks, after Solaris
2.51 is installed. NT and 95 use a non-standard partition table layout, and
Linux does "fix" the partition table, if you change partitions. Win32 then
goes nuts. If it's not that, I don't know though. Can you not just
reinstall NT over the old one ? Will that destroy everything ?
Well I think thats what I might have to do because 95 reckons it can't find a
standard DOS partition for its install. Since my NT boot files lived on the 95
partition, a NT reinstall looks very likely anyway. Its a good while since I
installed NT but I have a feeling it feels the need to format any drive its
installed into. That wouldn't be nice as I'd loose everything.
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