Booting Slackware off a hard-drive from MS/DOS or old Windows using loadlin, anyone?
If liloconfig detects that the target partition is a FAT one, it suggests just that. And loadlin-1.6e.zip is available in the /kernels directory of Slackware 14.0.
Just wondering: is this history or does anyone still uses that? (knowing that if I am correct loadlin is usable only for MS/DOS and Windows versions <= ME).
PS I'd be a little bit surprised to receive a positive answer as liloconfig tries to figure if we are installing from a usmdos.gz root disk, but I could be wrong...
By the way, liloconfig checks the presence of an OS/2 Boot Manager as well, but I'll ask for that in another thread.
PS2 No need for answers like "I do (or did) that to boot Slackware 3.3" (at least in this thread).
PS3. OK, forget about OS/2 boot manager. No urgent need for internationalizing, let alone localizing dead code.
Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-10-2013 at 09:51 AM.