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Re: LINUX/Windows 98 link
What you need is the Linux Loader called - loadlin.exe. It allows you boot
Linux from DOS. It is on the RH CD under the dostools directory I presume.
You will have to edit the file /etc/fstab to change all instances of
/dev/hdax (where x=1,2 ..5) to /dev/hdcx. Since it will now be your
Next, you will copy the active kernel to the drive C of your computer.
The kernel should be /boot/vmlinuz or /boot/vmlinux. If you have
recompiled the kernel, it will be /vmlinuz or /vmlinux.
To copy, you will need to mount your Windows dis from linux. The command
mount -t msdos /dev/hdc1 /mnt YOu will then execute:
cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt
or whichever file you want to copy. remeber to "umount /mnt" when done.
The loadlin invocation will be something like
c:\loadlin.exe c:\vmlinuz root=/dev/hdc1 ro
There is a sample file called linux.bat on the RedHat CD - it has an
example of how loadlin can be invoked. You can write a batch file that
will prompt you whether to load linux or Windows - but I am not good with
DOS batch files. I am sure others will pick up from here
Good luck and lets know how it goes.
Sunday A. Folayan
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On Sun, 9 Jul 2000, Adeniran I. Oluwaranti wrote:
> Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 12:02:08 +0100 (CAT)
> From: Adeniran I. Oluwaranti <aranti at oauife.edu.ng>
> To: afnog at afnog.org
> Subject: LINUX/Windows 98 link
> Hi all,
> I'm Niran Oluwaranti from Nigeria. I was at Afnog workshop in South
> Africa. I have been following Noah and Brian exchange and Randy Bush
> occasional additions, I have gained from it.
> I have a problem that I need your assistance, II'm trying to migrate
> gradually to the Linux Environment without completely loosing my bearing
> in Windows. I have a 4.3GB HDD with 2 partitions. C:(3GB) & D:(1.3GB).
> The C: drive is full and the is virtually empty. I got another 8.4GB to
> upgrade my 4.3GB, I partitioned it to 2, one for window and the other I
> install Redhat 6.1.
> I don't want to lose the software & Data on my formal HDD so, I use the
> two on my machine. Now the 4.3GB (Disk Aand Primary Master) and 8.4GB
> (Disk B and Secondary Master), CD ROM is primary Slave.
> My problem is I can't use the Linux partition if I don't physically
> change the cable of the HDD. I want to install Linux on the second
> partition of disk A and for it work together with the second partition of
> Disk B. Please how do I achieve this without loosing my Data in C: of Disk
> Thank you.
> Niran Oluwaranti :"If it possible,as much as lies in you
> Department of Computer Science :live peaceably with all men...Be not
> and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo :overcome of evil, but overcome evil with
> University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria :good. (Roms 12:18,21)
> E-Mail: aranti at oauife.edu.ng :To God be the Glory for evermore
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