I am trying to set up linux from a Slackware cd (V 3.4) on my Toshiba
laptop (Satellite Pro 490 CDT = Pentium, 64 MB RAM).
As a first step, I wanted to create a dual boot for the current WIN 95
OS. I tried using FIPS to do this by booting from a DOS floppy. It
appeared to work, but when FIPS finished, it hung with an error about
not being able to access the command file. When I rebooted from floppy,
the DOS fdisk program showed that there were two partitions of the sizes
I wanted, but the volume label on the original primary DOS partition
contained garbled letters. I did not think much of this, however, when
I tried to reboot from C: the system cam up with an unbootable disk
As far as I understand, I should be able to boot from the original DOS
partition before I install linux on the second partition - right?
I did not proceed to booting from the slackware cd to install linux
until I could succesfully boot from the newly partitioned c: drive.
Is this a problem with the laptop?
I also noticed that my laptop uses an interrupt 14 for its hard drive
and I seem to remember reading somewhere that FIPS required an interupt
of 13 to work - is this correct? In this event, how do I create the
partition? Can I just use fdisk? The c: drive is 3.8 GB and I was
going to use 800 MB - 900 MB to try out linux.
Thanks for any help.