From: John P. Looney (valen at domain redbrick.dcu.ie)
Date: Thu 13 May 1999 - 16:42:25 IST
On Thu, May 13, 1999 at 03:33:00PM +0100, Noel.C.Carroll at domain life.friendsfirst.ie mentioned:
> 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
> killed everything.
That's cool. It's an NT bug then. The sysadmin in the computer
applications department in DCU was having a similar problem with NT &
Solaris, when I was still working for Horizon. I spent 3 weeks playing
around with various setups, and came to the conclusion that NT does
something funny to the partition table on some hard disks, and when
Linux/Solaris change it back to the MSDOS standard, NT goes mad. There is
nothing you can do - seems you have to live with that NT won't dual boot
with another OS on some disks.
> 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.
This isn't like the problem I had. Win95, Linux, Solaris & DOS all thought
the partition table was fine, but NT didn't. Can you view the disk from a
MSDOS boot floppy ?
-- Is PIRACY killing the Amiga?" bravely ponders AMIGA FORMAT - well, either that or someone's stopped manufacturing the hardware. -- www.ntk.net (30.04.99)
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