: I have seen lots of people in this newsgroup say that they are
: having problems with getting Win95 and Linux to share the same HD (one
: 750 MB part for Win95 and three Linux parts totaling 790). I would like
: to add my voice to that growing chorus. I have tried installing the
: RedHat version of Linux (and LILO) three times now. Each time I do it
: something goes wrong with Win95. The last time I installed Linux I could
: no longer get at my HD, flippy drive, or CD-Rom by clicking on the "My
: Computer" icon. But as long as I only did things from the start bar I
: was okay. I asked several computer friends for advice and in the end the
: only thing that worked was to uninstall Win95 and then reinstall it. I
: was wondering if it was a problem with LILO. I have read all the man
: pages on installing Linux and the HOWTO's but have not come across
: anything germane to my problem. I would great appreciate any advice on
: getting Linux and Win95 to run on the same HD.
: Thank you in advance for you suggestions and advice. :)
I have my Linus 1.2.13 and Win95 Chinese version installed on the
same hard disk which run happily for a month.
What I have done is to partition my harddisk using fdisk from
Linux. 480MB for Win95, 20MB for Linus Root and the remaining 700MB for
Linux. After the partition, I format the 480MB dos partition using Dos
6.0 and have a multiboot configuation file.
I installed all the stuffs, Linux basic, X11R6, GNU stuffs into the
Linux partition. In the boot up selection of LInux, I didn't choose
LILO but using the LoadLin stuff. What I have to do is to copy the
Loadlin program to the dos partition and the kernel as well. In my
autoexec.bat file I have put a line to start the loadlin when the
user choose the option 2 in the Dos Mutiboot. After installing
Linux, I install Win95 stuff..
When my computer start up, the Dos Multiboot will prompt
me whether I want to run Win95 or Linux, if I coose Win95, it starts
Win95 as usual, if I choose Linux, it will run the batch file in my
autoexec.bat to start Loadlin. It run perfectly without any problem
Hope the above information can help you a bit.