I have one physical drive 1.25 GB and one 3.5 GB.
They are divided into logical drives as follows:
C = 1 GB
D = 1 GB
E = 273 MB
F = 1 GB
G = 1 GB
H = 269 MB
C+E are one physical HD and D+F+G+H are the second HD.
I am using a 486 with an upgraded CPU (Maximiser 586) and thus using the EZ
Drive that is sent out with MAXTOR drives. This program used to be (I am not
sure if it still is) manufactured by OnTrack. This overlay boots up first
then Win-95 boots afterwards. I don't know if it is in the same area as the
That is why before I do any change / move to Linux, I want to be sure I will
not loose my drives as I have a lot of "work related" information on them. I
know I can back them up & I do, but reinstalling win9S is a nightmare & I am
fed up of having to constantly reload and reboot win9S machines :-) I don't
want to have to do it to my machine :-)
Thanks for your help.
>AFAIK if the overlay software lives on the MBR (master boot record)
>and you install LILO on /dev/hda, then the overlay software
>is probably going to get wahcked. How big are these drives and
>what is the geomtry like?..
>> Hello all,
>> I need some help before I mess my PC: I have 2 Hard drives that use the
>> OnTrack Overlay (sent with Maxtor Drives) in order to access them. It
>> before DOS/Win95 boots up. If I install Linux (Redhat 5.0 or 5.1) will
>> overlay still boot up first (before or after lilo) before the kernel ?
>> Because I need to access all the partitions that I have on there :-)