>>I am about to completly reformat and install my whole system and would like
>>to install Windows 95/NT, Slackware, and have some sort of a menu system
>>(ie. LILO) that will allow me to choose what OS is to be loaded each time i
>>reboot my system, here is the way i have formatted my hard drives could
>>anyone please give me a few pointers, i have used Linux and 95 before, and
>>also NT and 95 before but ive not been able to get all 3 to function 100%
>>Many thanks in advance...
>Sorry i never mentioned what i was going to format them as
>HDA1 -> 3GB Windows NT4 Workstation
>HDA2 -> 3.6GB Windows 95
>HDB1 -> 1GB Slackware
>HDC1 -> 50MB Slackware Swap
I use the NT OS loader to boot NT, Linux, Win98 and NetBSD - it works
great. Read the Linux+NT Bootloader mini-howto for details on how to set
Basically, you copy the first 512 bytes from each OSes bootable
partition into a file in NT's C: drive and add a line to boot.ini.
dd if=/dev/hdb1 of=bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
Transfer the bootsect.lnx file to NT's C: drive using a floppy or shared
FAT partition and add a line like the following to boot.ini:
The same technique works for Win98. See the howtos and do some dejanews
searches for more details.
BTW stick to FAT16 for Win95 as NT doesn't recognize FAT32. If you do
this you can mount the FAT partition on Linux and easily transfer data
between the 3 OSes.
I'd recommend installing in the order, NT, Linux (lilo in root), Win95
and then re-activate the NT partition after installing Win95 to get back
the NT boot menu. I think you can use Linux's fdisk to do this although
I personally used Partition Magic.
If you install Win95 first and then NT, I believe the NT install program
will allow you to dual boot both OSs from the same partition. I wouldn't
recommend this because your NT C: drive will not be NTFS and both OSs
will share a common Program Files directory which could get confusing.