>If you truncate Win95 partitions on C:, and use the additional space for Linux
>(that's how I interpret your question), Linux partitions will be completely
>invisible to Windoze.
>Although LILO, the Linux boot manager, is capable of booting Win95, I don't
>know if it can boot NT.
It sure can.
Quote:>Therefore, I suggest that you keep the NT boot
>manager on the hard drive, and create a couple of Linux boot floppies (so you
>have some to spare in case one of them goes bad) to boot Linux. You can
>install the Linux boot manager onto a floppy, and whenever you want to boot
>Linux, just stick in the floppy long enough for the boot manager to load (and
>it will then proceed to load Linux off the hard drive).
No need for the floppies, you can boot everything from lilo. I have
Linux, 95, NT, and Solaris on a PC with 2 hard drives and use lilo to
boot all of them. Isn't lilo great? The only thing that can*
you up is once in a while Windoze 95 crashes so badly that a reinstall
is required, then you got to reinstall NT and lilo coz 95 setup wipes
out everything in the MBR, but believe me, reinstalling lilo is much
easier than reinstalling win95, despite the latter's claimed PnP
capability. But after it happens a few times, you get used to it and
get to know the recovery routine, and accept it as the way of life.
Dept. of Comp. Sci., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742