I have an old 386 with AMI BIOS dated Feb. 1989 which does not
have IDE support from the BIOS. I bought an ADP-60 IDE adapter
with BIOS support on the adapter which worked for my OS/2 and
DOS, but not Linux.
To install Linux, I bought a 1.75 GB SCSI hard disk with Future Domain
1680 SCSI card.
Right now I partitioned my hard disk using DOS fdisk as
hdisk1: IDE 340 MB - OS/2 dual boot and DOS 6 - one primary partition.
hdisk2: SCSI 1.75 GB - One extended partition with about 1.2 GB for
DOS/OS2 stuff, one primary DOS partition has 400 MB.
I would like to install linux onto hdisk2 primary DOS partition(I believe
I should delete that DOS primary partition on hdisk2 before I install Linux).
The tricky part is that system loads IDE BIOS from IDE adapter before
load SCSI BIOS from SCSI card. PC always boot from IDE first,
I cannot make SCSI as a DOS bootable device. I guess even I install
Linux to SCSI drive, it will looking for boot sector from IDE.
Anyway, I got some confuse here - I must be able to install Linux onto
this machine, because Linux recognize my SCSI drive. But Which
is a good way ?-)
Can OS/2 Boot Manager or LILO solve my problem, which enable me to
select Linux, DOS, or OS/2? Can you write your suggestion of
procedure to partition, format, install system software?
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