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Old 07-08-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
elephantrange
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Angry GRUB will not recognize OS/2 HPFS


I have a nice spare K6 machine with a 66G drive and OS/2 Warp 4 installed on the primary partition, which is all of 2G, formatted in HPFS. Like DOS, OS/2 can only be on the primary partition. I have set up and formatted 3 additional partitions as ext2 or ext3 using qParted. GRUB is a great bootloader, but does not seem to recognize the primary partition at all, making multiboot difficult. Is there a way of getting GRUB to recognize the HPFS?
 
Old 07-08-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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GRUB is a great bootloader, but does not seem to recognize the primary partition at all, making multiboot difficult. Is there a way of getting GRUB to recognize the HPFS?
The first sentence makes no sense - presumably you mean filesystem.
Been way too long since I looked at OS/2, but how about chainloading it ?. You don't say which grub, but with the classic grub (i.e. not grub2) use "rootnoverify".
 
Old 07-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #3
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Before the intenet, there were some multiboot apps out there. Might look at those if they still exist.

For some reason I thought I had heard or read or saw lilo do that but might have been chained. Been like 20 years since I had warp installed.
 
  


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