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I just installed RH9 on an old Toshiba Satellite and left a 500 mb. vfat partition around so I can install Win98 ( just to use one mp3 player which only works with proprietary windows software, argghh ).
Unfortunately, as you can tell, I did things in the wrong order. Seems Windows will overwrite the MBR with its own bootloader once I install it, thus disabling my Linux installation.
What exactly do I need to do, before and after installing Windows, so I can set up dual booting and be able to use my Linux partition again?
If your Linux installation is still on the HDD, try the following -
* change BIOS to boot from CDROM drive
* boot from your Linux CDROM
* answer the usual questions about keyboard, language etc.
* the Linux_OS installer on CDROM will recognise that you already have a Linux on HDD and offer to updgrade it
* opt to upgrade ONLY the bootloader and install it in MBR
Well it wouldn't be the last partition, it's actually the middle one.
Here's my setup:
3.2 gb ext3 (linux)
500 mb. vfat (future site of windows)
320 mb. swap
EDIT: A DOS boot disk mounts the windows partition and fdisk says it is currently FAT16. A visit to mkfs should change it to FAT32. However, I keep reading that Win9x "likes" to be on the first partition. Is this "likes" more on the line of "needs" or will I be able to get it to boot off of the second one with some caveats?
Last edited by trusted_content; 06-06-2003 at 04:32 AM.
Originally posted by trusted_content ...left a 500 mb. vfat partition around so I can install Win98 ( just to use one mp3 player which only works with proprietary windows software, argghh )....
did you try vmware? i think that would most likely solve your problem for running that piece of software, (given the fact that u can install an OS on there, thus, win98 will boot in it and runs your application) of course, if you're an audiophile then i guess there is no alternative but to install that OS -_-;