>Hello, I wanted to ask a few questions.
> Firstly, I have Windows 95 on a 2.5Gig hardrive and I
>wanted to install Linux on a seperate harddrive. I do not
>want any Linux partition information written to the first
>harddrive and I am going to use the second as a dedicated
You describe exactly the set-up that I have, so read on...
Quote:> I know that this can be done with LILO
>being used as the boot loader, but how does this work? If
>the system BIOS has the boot sequence A,C and Linux is on D,
>then how does LILO ever get read? It would seem that the
>BIOS would read the MBR of drive C and boot Windows 95 and
>not even attempt to try to read LILO off of the second
There are two ways (and if you read your own statement carefully,
you've already answered your own question):
1. When you configure LILO, tell it that LINUX is on the second hard
drive (/dev/hdb), and then write LILO to a floppy in A: drive. When
you boot your computer with the A: drive empty, it moves to the C:
drive and you get Win 95. When you boot the computer with your LILO
floppy in the A: floppy drive, you get LILO and depending on how you
configured it, you either get a chance to enter a boot paramater or go
directly to booting LINUX off of the "D:" drive.
2. When you configure LILO, write it into the Master Boot Record of
drive "C:". When the computer boots, LILO pops up and you enter one of
the labels you set up during configuration; for example, you might've
used "windows" to make it boot drive "C:" and "linux" to make it boot
drive "D". This does make a slight modification to your C: drive but
does not violate your condition that you do not want partition
information on C changed.
For what it is worth, I use method number 1 above.
Quote:> Secondly, is Linux only capable of using modems that use
>IrQ 3 or 4 because I have a Cardinal 33.6 modem that uses
>IrQ 11 and I wanted to know if I had to change it so that it
>would use either 3 or 4?
I believe it is possible. Check the Serial-HOWTO (and maybe even the