From: Breathnach, Proinnsias(Dublin) (breatpro at domain MLE.CO.UK)
Date: Thu 26 Aug 1999 - 09:56:09 IST
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Neary [SMTP:dave at domain karpov.eeng.dcu.ie]
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Installing windows after a lapse
> On Fri, 20 Aug 1999, Bernard Tyers wrote:
> Because hda1 is my Linux root partition :) I've been an exclusively Linux
> user for a couple of years, and I would like to keep the Linux bits as
> they are. I wasn't aware that Win95 will only install on hda (a feature,
> not a bug?), but I will try swapping master and slave about (would it
> be wise to make a boot disk with root=/dev/hdb1, and change
> (temporarily) fstab to mount stuff in the right places?)
> Once I've got windows installed finally, will there be a problem when I
> swap the disks again and just give lilo hdb4 as the location of windows?
> Or will it have a problem seeing C: on hdb4? My gut tells me no, but I'd
> like reassurance :)
Dave, just let your lilo setup fool windows ...
(as ever read the man pages first - my memory is no hard disk)
you can put a set of commands in the 'other' section ...
map 0x80 to 0x81
map 0x81 to 0x80
This'll effectivelly let windows 'Think' it's on hda when it's on hdb ...
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