Windows 95 & SCO Unix Dual OS

Windows 95 & SCO Unix Dual OS

Post by Bill » Fri, 14 Feb 1997 04:00:00



I currently have a PC that boots both DOS and SCO 3.2V4.2 and would like
to upgrade from windows 3.1 to 95 on the dos partition.  Can I do this
and still get the dual booting feature?

Thank you for your help!
-Bill

 
 
 

Windows 95 & SCO Unix Dual OS

Post by Oliver Wiechman » Sat, 15 Feb 1997 04:00:00



> I currently have a PC that boots both DOS and SCO 3.2V4.2 and would like
> to upgrade from windows 3.1 to 95 on the dos partition.  Can I do this
> and still get the dual booting feature?------------

In general yes.
If you use the SCO bootmanager you should be able to enter 'dos' at the
boot prompt to get the DOS system started.
Internally this is done by the bootos command. See the man page for more
information.
This should work after W95 installation as well provided the UNIX
partition is still the active one (may be W95 changes the DOS partition
to be active). Run UNIX fdisk after boot from floppy to make UNIX par-
tition active again.
Good luck!

Oliver Wiechmann

 
 
 

Windows 95 & SCO Unix Dual OS

Post by Donald Campbel » Sat, 15 Feb 1997 04:00:00



ssociates.com> writes

Quote:>I currently have a PC that boots both DOS and SCO 3.2V4.2 and would like
>to upgrade from windows 3.1 to 95 on the dos partition.  Can I do this
>and still get the dual booting feature?

>Thank you for your help!
>-Bill

Yes. I performed this upgrade some time ago. The only issue is that the
upgrade will set your dos partition as active. Simple run fdisk to
change it back to the SCO boot partitin.

Regards
Donald Campbell [ SueDon Ltd - UNIX and Database Specialists (Bracknell, UK) ]