DOSLINUX on a Fat32 partition

DOSLINUX on a Fat32 partition

Post by Tony Arkle » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Hi everyone,
I'm a newbie with linux but i'm really interested.  Here's my problem, i've
tried for hours to try and get it to work.

Does anyone know how to run DOSLINUX (downloaded from sunsite) on a Fat-32
partition.  I don't want to repartition because I don't have a way to
backup my HD.  I just want to try it out before upgrading my other computer
to be Linux capable.  If there is anyone who knows how, please respond to
me through email because I don't get to go on the Internet too much.

Thanx in advance,
Tony Arkles

 
 
 

DOSLINUX on a Fat32 partition

Post by Fanying Je » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Prepare to buy a whole bunch of floppies. Fat32 is readonly at this
point and install doslinux over Win95 is impossible.

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DOSLINUX on a Fat32 partition

Post by Nathan Fellma » Sun, 13 Jul 1997 04:00:00



> Does anyone know how to run DOSLINUX (downloaded from sunsite) on a
> Fat-32
> partition.  I don't want to repartition because I don't have a way to
> backup my HD.  I just want to try it out before upgrading my other
> computer
> to be Linux capable.  

Instead of repartitioning, it may be easier to use a program such as
PowerQuest's Partition Magic (It's the only one I know of) to
repartition the drive without deleting the information on it.  I've
tried it, and it works.

Nathan Fellman

 
 
 

DOSLINUX on a Fat32 partition

Post by Daniel Beckh » Sat, 19 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I have Partition Magic 3.0 and it is more than worth it!  It even comes with
IBM's Bootmanager so you can dual boot the system easily.

Daniel



>> Does anyone know how to run DOSLINUX (downloaded from sunsite) on a
>> Fat-32
>> partition.  I don't want to repartition because I don't have a way to
>> backup my HD.  I just want to try it out before upgrading my other
>> computer
>> to be Linux capable.  

>Instead of repartitioning, it may be easier to use a program such as
>PowerQuest's Partition Magic (It's the only one I know of) to
>repartition the drive without deleting the information on it.  I've
>tried it, and it works.

>Nathan Fellman


 
 
 

1. FAT32 and Linux 2.0.35: mounting the FAT32 partition

Hello,

I have just reinstalled win95 on a FAT32 partition and
upgraded my kernel to 2.0.35 so that (hopefully) I will
be able to see my dos partiton even though it uses FAT32
(aka "enable lrge disk support").

I have the following /etc/fstab file:

/dev/hda5               /                       ext2    defaults        1 1
/dev/hda8               /home                   ext2    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda6               /usr/local              ext2    defaults        1 2
/dev/hda7               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             ext2    noauto          0 0
/dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom              iso9660 noauto,ro       0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0

... and my dos partiton is on /dev/hda1 and is supposed to be mounted under the /msdos directory
which is already there (I created it through RedHat's Disk Druid (aka "fdisk with GUI") when I was
installing up Linux).

Here's the output of df:


Filesystem         1024-blocks  Used Available Capacity Mounted on
/dev/hda5             599043  524089    44010     92%   /
/dev/hda8              50717    8856    39242     18%   /home
/dev/hda6             247871   35465   199606     15%   /usr/local

The fat32 filesystem does not show (the /msdos directory doesin't either).
/msdos should be mounted on (? /dev/hda9) and should get mounted at boot time?

Any suggestions?

TIA,

Neil Zanella

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