Installing Linux on Win 95 machine

Installing Linux on Win 95 machine

Post by Howard Che » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

  I just got a new computer with Win 95 "b" on it.  I would like to install
Linux on it.  I have read through many of the HOWTO's on this matter,
and here is my plan of attack:

  1. Wipe everything off the hard drive.
  2. repartition hard drive, install Win 95.
  3. Install Linux on a separate partition.
  4. Install LILO

I have two questions:

1. In one of the HOWTO's that I read, it says that LILO will not work with
   Win 95 "b".  Is this still true with the newest LILO?  I would like to
   use LILO instead of LoadLin if possible, since I am already familiar
   with it.

2. I am running Linux 2.0.30 on another system.  I can find the VFAT
   filesystem support.  Is this FAT 32 or just FAT 16?




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1. Network between Win 3.11/Win 95 machine and Linux machine

        The problem that I have is that I want to use internet stuff, and
other junk from my linux machine, but my modem is on the WIN 3.11 machine.  
Currently I am running a network when both computers are w\running
workhgroups and this works well, but due placement of phone lines, I can't
get a connection to the room where the linux machine is. It is the superior
machine as well, so obviously this would be advantagious.  
        Put shortly

        I want to link my linux computer to my windows 3.11 computer and
running use the internet.  And if possible the printer (HP 540).

Thanks in advance
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