How does WIN95 affect LINUX?

How does WIN95 affect LINUX?

Post by Paul Schmi » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



: My system has both DOS and Linux, and it works fine.
: Now I got WIN95, and I want to install it.
: I heard from someone that installing WIN95 will erase old LILO.
: Could someone tell me what I should do after instaling WIN95
: in order to use linux?

After you install Win95 you will have to boot Linux from a floppy(you
created a boot floppy right?). After you boot from the floppy just run
lilo again and you'll be all set.

That's the way I did it anyway, maybe there is an easier method.
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How does WIN95 affect LINUX?

Post by Jingyuan Zha » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00


My system has both DOS and Linux, and it works fine.
Now I got WIN95, and I want to install it.
I heard from someone that installing WIN95 will erase old LILO.
Could someone tell me what I should do after instaling WIN95
in order to use linux?

Thanks a lot.

Jingyuan Zhang


 
 
 

How does WIN95 affect LINUX?

Post by J. Chabalk » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



> My system has both DOS and Linux, and it works fine.
> Now I got WIN95, and I want to install it.
> I heard from someone that installing WIN95 will erase old LILO.
> Could someone tell me what I should do after instaling WIN95
> in order to use linux?

> Thanks a lot.

> Jingyuan Zhang


The best thing to do it to install Win95, then when you're all done
with that boot linux from a boot disk, login as root and type
'lilo' Problem solved!

        If you have no boot disk for some reason of another you'll
need to get the 'boot' disk that you installed linux with. Boot that
disk. You'll get a promt that says something to the effect of entering
extra parameters. type 'mount root=/dev/hdxy' were x is you drive with linux
and y is the partition with the / filesystem. Let it boot, login and type
'lilo' problem solved.

                                        -john

 
 
 

How does WIN95 affect LINUX?

Post by Bill Bartle » Wed, 21 Feb 1996 04:00:00



> I heard from someone that installing WIN95 will erase old LILO.
> Could someone tell me what I should do after instaling WIN95
> in order to use linux?

Just re-run lilo.  Win95 writes over the MBR of your hard disk.

Bill

 
 
 

1. Can Win95 affect Linux/X?

Problem:
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Xwindows in Linux worked well for about a year but suddenly I have a blank
monitor in X-Windows at 1024x768 or 800x600 resolution but 640x480 it's okay.    

Other Symptoms:
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- The monitor appears to go into its enery saving mode (alternating flashing
green/gold light).  X-Windows understands the mouse movements and keystrokes
even though the screen is blank.

- The problem began the day my kids downloaded some games off the net.  After
downloading and running the games, many of them displayed the same blank
screen as described above for Linux/X.  Also, I was able to set
the display resolution in Win95 to 1024x768 or 800x600, but not 640x480.

- At one point a game worked fine and the screen suddenly blanked out right
in the middle of the game.

Context:
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AST 133MHz PC
AST Monitor w/energy saving capability
ATI Mach 64 graphics board w/ 1MB video RAM
Windows 95 first disk drive (IDE master)
Linux (a.out) on second disk drive (IDE slave)
XFree86 v3.2

What I've done:
--------------
- I checked for viruses.  It checked clean (but I only have F-prot).
- config.sys and autoexec.bat files look okay.
- I re-loaded Win95 and re-installed the drivers for the display.  This
corrected the problem I had setting the Win95 display resolution to 640x480
but the problems with the games remained.  However, I was able to get the
games to work by setting the resolution to  640x480 in each one (but they
still don't work for other resolutions (e.g. 600x300).  

Currently:
---------
- Xwindows cannot be set to any resolution except 640x480.
- Win95 display resolution can be successfully set to 1024x768, 800x600 or
640x480.
- Games seem to only run at 640x480.

Questions:
---------
- Is there anything that can be set in Win95 that would affect Linux/XWindows?
- Is this a hardware problem?
- Is there anything I can try in Linux to isolate the problem?

At first I thought it was hardware because it affected both Win95 and Linux
but then why would Win95 be able to display higher resolutions when Linux/Xwin
can't?

Any help appreciated,

-Ken

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