Please help a Newless Cluebee...

Please help a Newless Cluebee...

Post by Michelle Klein-Ha » Sun, 03 May 1998 04:00:00

Hi folks...longtime lurker, first time poster.

I am looking to install Debian Linux on a 5x86 133 based machine I
have cobbled together from parts. I want to install it *OVER* Caldera
DR-DOS 7.02, and use Loadlin to load Linux after DR-DOS has booted and
taken me to a menu with Loadlin as an option.

From everything I understand about Linux, this is an option that can
conceivably work. I want access to both Linux OR DOS if I choose. (DOS
games, New Deal Office, etc...)

1.) Will DOS FDISK.COM work to partition the HD? Or will I have to
repartition part of it for Linux with the Linux fdisk command?

2.)Does anyone have experience with Caldera DR-DOS, aka Caldera
OpenDOS? Specifically, I need to know if I can make the boot floppies
for DR-DOS on my Windows95 machine (which I'm typing at you from)
without disturbing Windows95. (jeer at me all you want, but I have
both a Mac and a PC running Windows95 and I want to run Linux too.)

3.)How does Loadlin work? Is it a complete substitute for LILO or will
I have to have LILO installed anyway?

4.)Can I have DOS on a small master drive and Linux on a bigger slave

Thanks in advance for your help...

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