Booting Linux from NT?

Booting Linux from NT?

Post by Trond Indergaar » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00



Hello there!

Does anyone know how (or if) it is possible to boot Linux from NT's boot
menu?
I tried some varieties of editing 'boot.ini'. I've had no luck so far.
My primary harddisk is SCSI disk 0. It is formatted with NTFS. My Linux
partission is located on a Jaz drive's 2.nd partission (/dev/sdb2 in
linux terms). I hope it is possible to start linux from the boot menu.
I'm not interested in putting LILO in the MBR of my NTFS disk. It is
also somewhat annoying to boot linux from a floppy.

If someone know (or think they do) please e-mail me at:


Thanks!

Trond

 
 
 

Booting Linux from NT?

Post by dave porte » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Yes.  You need to point a boot.ini entry at a file containing
a bootsector image for the Linux partition.  

Haven't got one? Get BOOTPART from

        http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gvollant/

Comes with full instructions.

It's postcardware - send Gilles a postcard if you like his software.

dave

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> Hello there!

> Does anyone know how (or if) it is possible to boot Linux from NT's boot
> menu?
> I tried some varieties of editing 'boot.ini'. I've had no luck so far.
> My primary harddisk is SCSI disk 0. It is formatted with NTFS. My Linux
> partission is located on a Jaz drive's 2.nd partission (/dev/sdb2 in
> linux terms). I hope it is possible to start linux from the boot menu.
> I'm not interested in putting LILO in the MBR of my NTFS disk. It is
> also somewhat annoying to boot linux from a floppy.

> If someone know (or think they do) please e-mail me at:


> Thanks!

> Trond


 
 
 

Booting Linux from NT?

Post by Gregory Philli » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


On Tue, 04 Feb 1997 10:34:59 +0100, Trond Indergaard


>Hello there!

>Does anyone know how (or if) it is possible to boot Linux from NT's boot
>menu?
>I tried some varieties of editing 'boot.ini'. I've had no luck so far.
>My primary harddisk is SCSI disk 0. It is formatted with NTFS. My Linux
>partission is located on a Jaz drive's 2.nd partission (/dev/sdb2 in
>linux terms). I hope it is possible to start linux from the boot menu.
>I'm not interested in putting LILO in the MBR of my NTFS disk. It is
>also somewhat annoying to boot linux from a floppy.

>If someone know (or think they do) please e-mail me at:


>Thanks!

>Trond

It's easy, see:

Do you want to add options to a NT multi-boot menu?

"Bootpart.exe" can be used to create the "bootsect.xxx" files
needed by NT's ntldr to add operating systms to the multi-boot
menu.  You can also repair the boot sector  and set it
back to a MS-Dos 6.22, Win95, or WinNt sytle record.  Even
allows adding options for Linux or OS/2 (non HPFS).

Great freeware:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gvollant/bootpart.htm

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Booting Linux from NT?

Post by Donald K. Da » Sat, 08 Feb 1997 04:00:00



> Hello there!

> Does anyone know how (or if) it is possible to boot Linux from NT's boot
> menu?
> I tried some varieties of editing 'boot.ini'. I've had no luck so far.
> My primary harddisk is SCSI disk 0. It is formatted with NTFS. My Linux
> partission is located on a Jaz drive's 2.nd partission (/dev/sdb2 in
> linux terms). I hope it is possible to start linux from the boot menu.
> I'm not interested in putting LILO in the MBR of my NTFS disk. It is
> also somewhat annoying to boot linux from a floppy.

> If someone know (or think they do) please e-mail me at:


> Thanks!

> Trond

U might try to get the OS/2 Bootloader. But I to repartition my drive to
get it installed. anyway, it does work!

C U DON

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