I have been using OS/2 for the past six or so days, and really like it! So
much so that I want to convert most of my first HD to HPFS, then load OS/2
into the HPFS section of the drive. I have already formatted my second 120
meg IDE drive as HPFS. My question is: On the reinstall of OS/2, I'd like to
reformat my first HD (also 120 meg IDE), and keep about 25 megs or so for DOS
5.0, formatting the remainder as HPFS. I want to keep the DOS partition for a time because I've had difficulty installing some DOS and Windows programs
(e.g., SPSS/PC+ wouldn't install into HPFS, nor with OS/2-DOS) and
files directly into HPFS, so have been installing them in DOS booted from a
floppy, then copying them with OS/2 onto the HPFS-formatted HD, then migrating
them into OS/2.
So, is it possible for me to set up a dual-boot system this way? The Install-
ation guide _seems_ to say that I'd have to go with Boot Manager, but that
if you use B.M. ;-) the DOS partition cannot be accessed by the OS/2
partition (even if the OS/2 partition is only a logical partition -- that is,
non-primary). But I thought I remembered others doing something similar to
this. Is there a way to set up a dual boot so that OS/2 can access the DOS
partition? If so, can I still install OS/2 on the logical drive on the first
HD in a partition following the primary partition where DOS would reside, and
can it still read the DOS partition?
Sorry to go on rambling. It's late, and I'm frustrated! I'd appreciate
e-mail responses (asap!) because our wonderful News server seems to have
shut down for the weekend. Latest posts we're showing here are from the
day before yesterday (Friday, 5/15). Thanks for your help!!!
-Dennis Durby- | From the City of 4,157 points of
The University of Southern California | "Burning Bush" (poor Barbara)
"A signature? I can't even type!"