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Old 08-27-2004, 07:29 AM   #1
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Grub


Can GRUB boot w98 from the second partition of a drive that has w2k on the first partition, bypassing w2k's boot loader? Linux is on a seperate drive.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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Just put your partition details here. so any one try to find some solution.

Also you can check the details with following commands. Login as root user.

fdisk /dev/hda (your HDD)

cat /proc/partition

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Old 08-27-2004, 02:38 PM   #3
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Sorry, my question is more a "is it possible" type question. I had a linux/ w2k/ w98 system, all on seperate drives and all booting ok. What I want to do is move w98 to the second (new) partition on the w2k drive, freeing up a drive for another Linux distro. I suspect w98 is not bootable from a second partition and I want to avoid using w2k boot loader. So far I have created the new partition (as another primary) and copied all the w98 files over. I am following advice on another forum to get boot sectors onto the new partition but no success booting yet. I pose the GRUB question here to check if I am wasting my time trying this.

Here is the info requested with hda for LINUX, hdc1 for W2K, hdc2 for W98 and hdd being a scratch drive. The original W98 drive is not in the machine atm but this, LINUX and the combo W2K/W98 drive are in removable caddies. Any comments appreciated.

>>> fdisk -l >>>

Disk /dev/hda: 20.5 GB, 20520493056 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2494 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 2 16033+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 3 2494 20016990 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 3 263 2096451 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 264 294 248976 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 295 1313 8185086 83 Linux
/dev/hda8 1314 2494 9486351 83 Linux

Disk /dev/hdc: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 1 5103 40989816 10 OPUS
/dev/hdc2 * 5104 5236 1068322+ b W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/hdd: 40.9 GB, 40992473088 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4983 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdd1 * 1 2561 20571201 1b Hidden W95 FAT32
/dev/hdd2 2562 4983 19454715 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

>>> cat /proc/partitions >>>

3 0 20039544 hda
3 1 16033 hda1
3 2 1 hda2
3 5 2096451 hda5
3 6 248976 hda6
3 7 8185086 hda7
3 8 9486351 hda8
22 0 117220824 hdc
22 1 40989816 hdc1
22 2 1068322 hdc2
22 64 40031712 hdd
22 65 20571201 hdd1
22 66 19454715 hdd2
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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You can move all Win98 files another drive.but it is not advisable. I am wondering if you try to change boot sector you might be in trouble.so it is adivsable to do fresh reinstalling win98 under GRUB.

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Old 08-27-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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ok. thanks for the advice.
 
  


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