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Old 03-03-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Dual boot MDK 10.1 and W98


1.7ghz, 512m ram,
120g hd, 160g hd, dual dvd/cd, cd
Mdk 10.1, KDE 3.2
/dev/hda - is empty
/dev/hdb - has mdk 10.1 on it.

I want to run dual boot with W98 on /dev/hda again to backup my dvd movie collection with Shrink 3.2. Trying to do it with Linux is just too much hassle and getting Shrink 3.2 to run with 'wine' is too much hassle also. DVDrip took nine hours and put out crap. Vobcopy works great but tcextract also put out crap. The same with 'dvd9to5.pl', dvdbackup' and others. The problem could be me but none the same I need to get this done within the next two months.

I've heard you have to put W98 on first - but with two drives I've disconnected the drive with Linux, installed W98 then used the 'rescue' on the Linux boot cd and 'reinstall boot loader'' to overcome this.

My problem now is, while trying to boot up on a W98 startup disk, it hangs with the message:
'scanning PCI bus with mechanism 2...'
MDK runs with no problems.

Any ideas what this means and how to solve it?
Yes, I know it's a W98 problem but I got 'flamed' pretty good posting it on a Windows forum.

dlw
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a PCI card that Windows doesn't agree with. Try removing any cards you might have one at a time to troubleshoot which one is causing the problem. From there, you can find out which one you need to work with. It might be as simple as reinstalling the drivers/software for it, or the problem could be more serious.
 
Old 03-03-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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could be more serious

Such as....

I've had W98 running on this machine quite some time ago.
So, the hardware has not changed.

dlw
 
Old 03-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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You might want to still try removing any PCI cards one at a time to see which one is causing the problem if any.

You wouldn't happen to be able to get into safe mode would you?
 
Old 03-03-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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You were right, removing a eth card did the trick.
However, the eth card on the motherboard will not work with MDK.
So, that's why the eth card was there.
Now that I've installed it again to have it for MDK, I wonder if W98 gonna puke.
I don't think so.

thanks for you help
dlw
 
  


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