Slackware 3.4 on a second hard drive living next to OSR2

Slackware 3.4 on a second hard drive living next to OSR2

Post by cou.. » Mon, 10 Aug 1998 04:00:00



I am currently running Windows '95 OSR2.5 with Fat 32 on a 4gb disk.
I have a second hard drive that is 425mb and I am toying with the idea
of installing it and putting linux on it.  From everything that I've
read, OSR2 doesn't support dual booting, so what could I do so that I
don't lose anything on my first HD (win '95) and get a copy of
Slackware running a native linux file system on it? Thanks!
-Nick Coutts
 
 
 

Slackware 3.4 on a second hard drive living next to OSR2

Post by walt moffe » Tue, 11 Aug 1998 04:00:00



>I am currently running Windows '95 OSR2.5 with Fat 32 on a 4gb disk.
>I have a second hard drive that is 425mb and I am toying with the idea
>of installing it and putting linux on it.  From everything that I've
>read, OSR2 doesn't support dual booting, so what could I do so that I
>don't lose anything on my first HD (win '95) and get a copy of
>Slackware running a native linux file system on it? Thanks!

the absolute safest way is during your install to hdb1, you'll come to a
point where you decide where to install lilo (the linux loader) choose
the option to create a lilo bootdisk on floppy and use this floppy to
boot linux. hint make two or three of them , lot easier to find that way.

when you feel more comfortable look into using either loadlin and one of
the available win9x wrappers to boot linux from the desktop or look into
using something like system commander or dig deep in lilo docs and the
howto's about to make win9x and linux coexist.

 
 
 

1. UDMA hard drives slow with 3.4-RELEASE

Hi!

I've not yet tried like for like on the same hardware, but I have the
following:

At home a machine running 3.3-RELEASE
Pentium I MMX 233MHz
Intel VX chipset motherboard
64MB RAM
Quantum 8.X GB HDD
DMA turned on in the wdc flags

Bonnie: 13-14MB oer second.

At work:
3.4-RELEASE
Celeron 466MHz
Intel BX chipset motherboard (Gigabyte)
128MB RAM
Seagate 17GB HDD
DMA turned on in the wdb flags

Bonnie: 7-8MB per second.

Any ideas?

In the dmesg of the slow machine, though, although it picks up the IDE
controller chip on the PCI bus it says the actual wdc controllers are on
the ISA bus. Is this a clue?

Here's part of the dmesg:

Probing for devices on PCI bus 0:
chip0: <Intel 82443BX host to PCI bridge> rev 0x03 on pci0.0.0
chip1: <Intel 82443BX host to AGP bridge> rev 0x03 on pci0.1.0
chip2: <Intel 82371AB PCI to ISA bridge> rev 0x02 on pci0.7.0
ide_pci0: <Intel PIIX4 Bus-master IDE controller> rev 0x01 on pci0.7.1
chip3: <Intel 82371AB Power management controller> rev 0x02 on pci0.7.3
xl0: <3Com 3c905C-TX Fast Etherlink XL> rev 0x74 int a irq 17 on
pci0.9.0
xl0: Ethernet address: 00:50:da:3c:25:3a
xl0: autoneg complete, link status good (full-duplex, 100Mbps)
ahc0: <Adaptec aic7895 Ultra SCSI adapter> rev 0x04 int a irq 16 on
pci0.12.0
ahc0: aic7895 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
ahc1: <Adaptec aic7895 Ultra SCSI adapter> rev 0x04 int b irq 16 on
pci0.12.1
ahc1: aic7895 Wide Channel B, SCSI Id=7, 16/255 SCBs
ahc1: Host Adapter Bios disabled.  Using default SCSI device parameters
Probing for devices on PCI bus 1:
vga0: <S3 model 8a13 graphics accelerator> rev 0x02 on pci1.0.0
Probing for PnP devices:
Probing for devices on the ISA bus:
sc0 on isa
sc0: VGA color <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x0>
atkbdc0 at 0x60-0x6f on motherboard
atkbd0 irq 1 on isa
sio0 at 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa
sio1: type 16550A
fdc0 at 0x3f0-0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa
fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
fd0: 1.44MB 3.5in
wdc0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14 flags 0xf0fff0ff on isa
wdc0: unit 0 (wd0): <ST317221A>, LBA, DMA, 32-bit, multi-block-32,
sleep-hack
wd0: 16446MB (33683328 sectors), 2096 cyls, 255 heads, 63 S/T, 512 B/S
wdc0: unit 1 (wd1): <ST317221A>, LBA, DMA, 32-bit, multi-block-32,
sleep-hack
wd1: 16446MB (33683328 sectors), 2096 cyls, 255 heads, 63 S/T, 512 B/S

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