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Old 03-09-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Mis-ID HDA1


Booting to W98 with USB stick (no floppy). Comes up as c:\.
Then bat file to launch amigo

loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 rw

Here's my autoexec.bat and config.sys contents

@ECHO OFF
PROMPT=$P$G
LH MSCDEX.EXE /D:MSCD001 /L:E
LH DOSKEY /INS
LH SMARTDRV


DEVICE=HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
DEVICE=EMM386.EXE /RAM
DEVICE=OAKCDROM.SYS /D:MSCD001
FILES=20
BUFFERS=20
DOS=HIGH,UMB
STACKS=9,256


I'm a bit rusty on DOS, so there may be some errors in here. W98 is not finding the CD drive. Good thing it does not

But Amigo is finding the OS in c:\linux, just not properly showing my XP files.

Problem is that it does not find c:, rather finding another (support) partition,
and calls it HDA2
Here's what a MEPIS CD version finds
HDA1 (the only one Amigo is finding)
HDA2 (my C: drive, FAT32)

Any ideas, or should I just wait for Amigo-XP?

Thanks JG
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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What is on hda1? what do you mean XP files?
W98 doesn't need the oak drivers -they are for DOS. See my Kill Bill page for more info.
Explain your setup a little better.

Do you, perhaps, have WinXP on an NTFS, with w98 on a FAT on this machine?

Last edited by gnashley; 03-10-2005 at 04:41 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 08:11 PM   #3
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HDA1 has some modem files, mainly, best I can tell. There may be some recovery-type files. I've seen some similar file names in a Lotus-NOTES directory too. There are no sub-directories in it.

It's a leased machine, set up by our corporate IT folks. One partition (HDA1) does not show up in XP, and my only visible HD in XP is C:\. I have XP-SP2 running on it.

HDA2 is the only root specification (in batch file for linux startup) I've found that does not result in a "panic." Clearly enough, the Amigo boot is finding the C:\linux folder, but handles the mount such that I can't find the parent directory. I've tried HDA1 and HDA3. The "bluebird" does not seem to do anything, but I was able to find the file manager in the apps list on the desktop.

By "XP files", I am speaking of my data files, documents, etc. I should be able to see the directories, etc, even though none of the programs would run, outside of those below \linux.

The W98 startup files were on a "boot disk" I downloaded, just to get a command prompt from which to launch Amigo. Did not find such a choice on my PCs boot list, so apparently the IT folks did away with that.

XP and my data are on FAT32, not NTFS (according to driver properties in XP). W98 is on a FAT32-formatted USB stick. The PC has boot support for USB and no floppy.

I'm not familiar enough with linux to force creation of a startup log file, although I'm sure there is a way.

Perhaps I can take some digital pix of the screens, if that would help.

Thanks for your patience with my ignorance.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:40 AM   #4
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If it is booting without panic, before logging in, use <SHIFT>+<PG/UP> to scroll up through the boot messages. Then you can see how the kernel is identifying the various partitions.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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I think I got it now. The file system I usually see in XP is in the DOS folder.

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