I'm trying to set up my computer to boot into Linux, Win98 and Win3.1, using
Lilo or Grub to select. I've got Dos7/Win98 working pretty well from the first
(active) partition on Hda1 in the normal boot-up partition. Linux boots up
fine, too, also on Hda, but from a much later partition. But, something's
wrong about Dos6.2/Win3. It boots from hdb1, first partition, and it does
boot, but it can't recognize any hard disk partitions but (it's own) C:.
I have partitions C,E,F,G,H formatted in FAT32, so Dos7 can see them,
but Dos6 can't. Hdb has a string of plain FAT partitions which should
look to Dos6 like C,D,E,F,G,H, and to Dos7 like D,I,J,K,L,M.
There's something I don't understand (& can't find anything in the MAN or
Info files) about the Grub and Lilo config files. They're essentially
the same, so here's the Lilo.cfg file. The odd thing is in the second
"other" section which points to Dos6. Notice that it's much longer than
the simple one for Dos7. What the blazes is that section:
To me, it looks as though one thing is mapped to a second, which is then
mapped back to the first, but that can't be right. Could that be the
reason for the difficulty in seeing its FAT partitions, D:, E:, F:, G:,
and H:? Just in case, here's the whole of lilo.conf. grub.lst is different
in form but the same in substance (& generates the same boot trouble).
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