I have System Commander booting win95 from partion 1 on an ide drive,
ignoring partition 2 on the same drive, booting dos5 from the third partition
on that same drive, booting NT which is located on the second scsi drive, and
booting Linux which is on the same (2nd scsi drive). No problem.
Hints: You speak of primary/secondary partitions for Linux. [disclaimer]:
Although there may be other and better ways to install linux, what I did
was to delete (from dos fdisk) all partitions on the space where I
wanted Linux installed. I used the fdisk within the install (RedHat)
to partition the (unpartitioned) into the two Linux partitions: Linux
primary and linux swap. The only gotcha that the System Commander
book mentions is that have lilo write not to the boot record of the
drive, but to the partition. I may have the jargon wrong, but
lilo can put its stuff on the linux primary partition. System
Commander found the new operating system on reboot, identified it as
'unix' and made a menu item for it. No fuss.
An alternative I used on another machine was to use loadlin.exe to
boot linux. Simply put, from dos, copy the kernel to a dos directory
and use something line loadlin kernalname optionalparametersifnecessary
to boot linux. The is put in a .bat file and since System Commander will
allow clone partitions with multiple autoexec.bat files, put a menu item
: I'm trying to install Linux and Windows NT on a system for a friend who
: uses System Commander. Unfortunately he 'can't seem to find his
: documentation' for System Commander. Just poke'n around in the on-line
: help I've been able to reinstall and find Windows 3.1, Windows 95,
: Windows NT and set-up a seperate MSDOS 7 boot just fine. The Linux I'm
: installing uses LILO and boots fine from a floppy, or if I install LILO
: on the primary partition of the first hard disk (circumventing System
: Commander); but I can't get System Commander to find Linux/LILO. In fact
: System Commander can't even see the second physical hard disk; Linux is
: installed to a primary partition on the second physical disk na
: ultimately I'd like to reinstall it to the extended patrition of the
: second harddisk. SCIN and SCDISK just don't see this drive since I
: installed Linux on it... The only mention of Linux in the on-line help
: indicates that System Commander has to be configured to 'boot through
: the MBR' and 'launch the MBR', see the manual for details, pages...
: I've doinked arround forever and seem to have tried everything (except
: whatever works) would sure appreciate some help!
: Thanks for reading this far!