group you should have posted in comp.os.linux.setup. I have put a
followup to this group.
Note for the french speakers/ Remarque aux francophones:
La suite du message est en anglais... j'ai fais la redirection.
As far as I know when a PC on which Windows has been installed last isQuote:>I am having a few problems with my computer
>I have partioned my harddisk into 4 partions
>when i run fdisk i get the following table
>(Usually,I use fdisk and then activate the req partion(win'95 or
>linux) and then reboot the system)
>current fixed disk drive: 1
>Partition status type volume label Mbs system usage
> 1 A Non-Dos 913 45%
> 2 Non-Dos 87 4%
>c:3 PRI DOS RIAZ 902 FAT16 45%
> 4 EXT DOS 110 5%
>Total Disk space is 2012
>(I have made the Non Dos partion(ie loaded Linux there) active now.
>Theoritically,When i reboot the system the linux should run
>However My problem is When I reboot the system
>Win'95(The o/s that i have loaded in C:\ drive)is started (or is run)
booted the MBR written by windows is read and it looks for a Primary dos
partition, it doesn't care about the bootable flags at that time.
Now, in order to boot linux the best thing to do is to install a boot
loader. Lest that be done, should you use a floppy to boot linux.
You can either choose loadlin or lilo. The former is a dos program that
is able to boot linux (you have to first boot DOS). The later is a real
boot loader, that can be installed on the MBR allowing you to boot each
You should read some documents as the LILO mini-howto and the