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Old 08-14-2005, 02:49 AM   #1
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ZipSlack on Windows XP

Sorry if this has been answered before but I couldn't find anything about it.

How can I boot ZipSlack on a computer running Windows XP? It's installed it in E:\linux\ which is on a 80GB FAT32 partition. It would be /dev/hdb1 in Linux.

I can't boot it because XP doesn't contain DOS. The only way I can think about doing it, is to edit Windows boot.ini file but I don't know how to use that file.

So, has anybody had this trouble before and knows the solution to it?

Thanks to any replies.
Old 08-14-2005, 03:07 AM   #2
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Doesn't your BIOS support bootsequence from ZipDisk? That's odd. Unless it's old BIOS. Perhaps, flashing the BIOS will help
Old 08-15-2005, 10:40 AM   #3
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Zipslack only works on a FAT partition. If your XP is on an NTFS volume it will never work.
If your xp IS installed to a FAT, then you just need to boot using the zipslack boot floppy, instead of booting using loadlin.
loadlin is what needs DOS.


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