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I have installed slack 9.1 on a reiserfs filesystem. Also i have installed
zipslack on /dev/hda5.
I do not want to use LILO to boot linux. I always have used LOADLIN and booted thru a floppy. But these floppies get corrupted very quickly. So i decide to use Loadlin option from hd
I have added the following lines in config.sys
menuitem=linuxumsdos, linux umsdos
menuitem=linuxreiserfs, linux reiserfs
the shell= command goes here
I have called this confg.sys from autoexec.bat
When i reboot my pc i get the above menu. i select option 2 and I boot into slack91 on reiserfs I select option 3 and I boot into win 98
When I select option 1 i cannot boot into zipslack and win 98 starts by default
How can this be done or is there any alternative way of doiing the same
Also when I installed slack it gave me the option of not installing LILO
Is the same option given for all other distros
(i would like to give a try to one of these )
Also can the above method be applied to all other distros (umsdos option may not be available in all of them)
why no lilo? how about grub? as far as loading linux from windows that is fine little script. but why. why why?? I do not understand the problem with lilo or grub both will not only protect windows from mbr viruses they make it so much easier.
Thanks atleast someone replied. Ok so now I have decided to give LILO try
can I do it now (I have installed slack w/o LILO and am booting through loadlin)
I have heard a lot that all bootloaders write to MBR and it will endanger my windows install
Also I have read how smooth it is after installing LILO or GRUB and as per what I have read from the forums and only 1 reply to my question it seems that 95% people use MBR bootloaders