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Old 09-27-2003, 09:10 PM   #1
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Win98 + Debian/Mandrake problems

Hi all,

Sorry if there was an answer to this question somewhere, if there is could you just point me to it.
The problem is i installed debian to dual boot but then it stuffed my booting win98. i installed mandrake instead and that worked fine but it can't boot the 98 and just seeks the floppy. I know that the partition still exists cause i can see it in /mnt/. Is there a way to recover booting Win98?

Thanks in advance
Old 09-27-2003, 09:18 PM   #2
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Sounds like you may have setup your bootloader on the MBR and screwed up your windows bootup.

You may need to use your Win installation CD, run a 'repair' and fix that bootup on the MBR. (Should have an option in the installation, I know my XP does.)

After that you would probably have to re-install the bootloader for Linux and NOT put that on the MBR. Put it on the first location. (I dont remember what it's called, I'm tired, but when I installed there were two options. MBR or the other. Put it on the other)

Anyway, I'm tired but I hope that helped a little...


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