> Excuse this posting, as it may be offtopic for the Kernel list, but I
> don't know where else to post such a question.
> Here's my situation: I have on my computer several (okay, many)
> partitions. Most of them are Win95 partitions, one is for Linux, one is
> for the Linux swap, and one more is a Windows NT partition. A while ago,
> I reformatted my Win95 boot partition, unknowingly erasing my access to
> Windows NT and Linux in the process (luckily I had my handy-dandy Linux
> boot disk right next to me....) Previously, I was using LILO to switch
> between Linux and the Win95 partition, then the Windows NT boot manager
> would kick in to ask me whether I really meant Win95 or did I mean
> WinNT. Now, of course, the WinNT boot manager isn't there anymore, and
> since I don't have my WinNT CD handy--and plus I prefer it this way--I
> was wondering if there was a method of getting LILO to recognize the
> WinNT partition as bootable. I've run LILO several times normally, just
> as if I were updating the Kernel version, but it only finds the Linux
> and Win95 partitions. Is there a special way of making it find the WinNT
> partition, or am I out of luck here?
> Thank you all,
> Mathew Burrack
I have a WinNT/Win95, Linux setup using lilo also. The setup is very basic
in the winNT bootloader file (boot.ini) all you need to do is add a line to
allow it to boot to win95. This will allow you to choose between Win95 and
WinNT. The secod thing you need to do is install lilo. It should look
just like the setup in your win95 machines. It's two steps, but it works.
Also there is a way to get the NT boot loader to also recognize linux,
but I have no idea how to do that. You might want to look in /usr/doc/HOWTO
if you have a modern install (RedHat, Caldera, Debian I think) to find the
multiple-boot-HOWTO or something like that. TTYL
Mark Szlaga email@example.com http://www.umd.umich.edu/~mszlaga/
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