>I currently use a 600Meg partition to for a dual book Linux/Win95
>machine. Would like to swap in NT for Win95?
>What is the recommended way to do this? I understand Lilo a bit, and so
>would like to do this, but have heard that this is inadvisable or can't
>What's the right way to go, and can someone point me in the right
People here will advise you on how to setup and use LILO, but I have to say:
1) It doesn't always work (LILO seems to be rather hardware-fickle)
(I've seen the infamous LI - then hang - on too many machines)
2) It (the LILO boot prompt) is ugly.
I'm no MS defender, but I have to say that the most convenient way to
boot NT, DOS, and Linux is to use the NT loader. It is absolutely
trivial to setup Linux to boot from the NT loader and it always works.
You can also boot Linux from LOADLIN in DOS (put SHELL=LOADLIN.EXE ...
in CONFIG.SYS). In fact, it can be said that both of the MS OS's (DOS & NT)
are good for one thing (and little else) and that is booting Linux.
You could also look into various 3rd party freeware/shareware boot
managers, such as DOCSBOOT (which is very nice - although I haven't
played with it in several years now).