Linux, DOS/WIN & WARP on one machine....

Linux, DOS/WIN & WARP on one machine....

Post by Barry Oniza » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Well, it was working.. I have an Aptiva 535 (no shots please) that I
split up as such:
                _________________________________
                |       Boot Manager            |
                |-------------------------------|
                |       DOS 6.3 /Windoze 3.1    |
                | 150Meg Stacked to ~300Meg     | Primary
                |       C:              Fat     |
                |-------------------------------|
        -->  |       Linux Native            | --\
forgive me      |       95 Meg  logical Type 83 |    \
if I have the   |-------------------------------|     \
type #'s        |       Linux Swap              |      \
mixed up --> |       15 Meg  logical Type 82 |       |
                |-------------------------------|       |
                |       OS/2 Applications       |       |
                |       180Meg  logical         |       |
                |       D:      HPFS            |       |--Extended
                |-------------------------------|       |      
                |       OS/2 Swapper            |       |
                |       25Meg   logical         |       |
                |       E:      FAT             |      /
                |-------------------------------|     /
                |       OS/2 base code          |    /
                |       45Meg   logical         | --/
                |       F:      HPFS            |
                |_______________________________|

I used fdiskpm in OS2 to create the Linux partitions and formatted them.
I put DOS, WARP and Linux on the Boot Manager menu and all was fine.
I used the idecd boot disk and color144 root to disk boot and install Linux.
Using Linux fdisk, all partions were visible as what they were, fat or HPFS.
I had formatted the Linux native partition as FAT originally to get it
in the Boot Manager menu, but changed it via linux fdisk -t option to
type 83 and at the same time changed the fat formatted LINUX swap to type 82.
I followed the standard setup procedure to complete the install and setup
LILO to boot only LINUX. All was fine with the world. Lilo booted Linux quite
well.
 But I didn't have access to my CDROM. It's a Mitsumi FXN01DE. I believe
that's ATAPI IDE. So following the instructions to build a kernel with
ISO9660 support, I tried to get support for the cdrom.
 I obvioulsy did not follow the instructions correctly.
 When I tried boot LINUX, LILO said the buffer wasn't filled and halted the
system.
 Okay, how about using the original boot&root diskettes. They boot fine, but
my LINUX partitions are no longer in existence. All linux fdisk sees is the
bootmanger, dos and a big extended partition that is unknown to it. No
HPFS anymore either??!! Yet, dos fdisk and fdiskpm in OS/2 see the linux
partitions fine.

What did I do wrong? I hope someone can help me.
tx. in advance
 Barry Onizak C.E.T.,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 
 
 

Linux, DOS/WIN & WARP on one machine....

Post by msunew » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00


In article


>                 _________________________________
>                 |       Boot Manager            |
>                 |-------------------------------|
>                 |       DOS 6.3 /Windoze 3.1    |
>                 | 150Meg Stacked to ~300Meg     | Primary
>                 |       C:              Fat     |
>                 |-------------------------------|
>         -->     |       Linux Native            | --\
> forgive me      |       95 Meg  logical Type 83 |    \
> if I have the   |-------------------------------|     \
> type #'s        |       Linux Swap              |      \
> mixed up -->    |       15 Meg  logical Type 82 |       |
>                 |-------------------------------|       |
>                 |       OS/2 Applications       |       |
>                 |       180Meg  logical         |       |
>                 |       D:      HPFS            |       |--Extended
>                 |-------------------------------|       |      
>                 |       OS/2 Swapper            |       |
>                 |       25Meg   logical         |       |
>                 |       E:      FAT             |      /
>                 |-------------------------------|     /
>                 |       OS/2 base code          |    /
>                 |       45Meg   logical         | --/
>                 |       F:      HPFS            |
>                 |_______________________________|
> tx. in advance
>  Barry Onizak C.E.T.,
> Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

      In the above, Barry has done, as I see it, a very good job in
placing all of his OS/partitions.  The swap partitions immediately follow
the OS, OS/2's apps are at the center of the disk (OS/2 holds the drive
head at the center of the disk...)  with the only possible bummer being
the OS/2 base code at the very end of the disk.

What I would like to know is if anyone knows how much this actually
effects every-day performance.  I recently set mine up and did not do such
a good job, even though I am running the same three OS's.  I also have a
slave HD in my machine, would my swap performance ( I only have Linux swap
partition) improve 'enough' to warrant re-setup of my partitions? (so that
the swap part. is on the second physical drive?)

   TIA      Brian Hoort
            M.S.U. Student