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Re: [vox-tech] To Dual Boot...???



begin: ME <dugan@passwall.com> quote
> [I think I properly quoted these sections. Please correct me if I made a
> mistake.)
> 
> > begin: Ryan <ryan@mother.com> quote
> > > I don't belive windows like's living on a second HD. You could pull it off 
> > > with PowerQuest's BootMagic iirc.
> 
> On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > why not?   when i installed linux on my girlfriend's computer, windows was on
> > hda.  i placed another drive in the machine on hdc and installed linux on it.
> > 
> > works great!
> 
> There is at least one issue with this:
> If you set up your primary master (Assuming IDE/ATA) as you Linux disk
> with LILO (or another similar boot manager), and look to have Windows
> (95,98,ME) running on the primary slave, secondary master, or secondary
> slave, you should not create any FAT filesystems on the mail linux boot
> disk after-the-fact. (The boot manager from Norton I think allows you to
> set drive letter as you wish for each OS, but I am not certain on that.)
 
> If a FAT partition is found during boot that is located on the primary
> master, then the copy of windows installed on another non-primary-master
> may be assigned a non "C:" named later driver letter. This would break
> windows paths and cause problems for a booting windows system that assumed
> it was booting from itself and it was drive "C:"
 
i didn't know this -- however, i'm a big proponent of keeping different
operating systems on different disks, so i'd have no reason to put a fat fs
on the main disk.   :)

this is good info to have for IF's and lert calls, though.  thanks!

pete


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