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[aclug-L] Re: Help with Windows paritition.

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To: ACLUG <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Help with Windows paritition.
From: gLaNDix <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 15:47:00 +0100 (CET)
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

first, run cfdisk (or fdisk or one of the fdisk-type progs) and make sure
the windoze partition is marked bootable...  second, make sure your
/etc/lilo.conf has an entry for the windoze drive (and make sure the info
is correct)...  then, run /sbin/lilo to add the /etc/lilo.conf info into
the MBR...  hopefully this will work...  if not, you can re-install
windoze just like normal (as long as it's the c:\ drive (hda1), AFTER
MAKING A LINUX BOOTDISK!!!  then, once you have windoze installed, boot to
linux from the linux boot floppy you created and re-run lilo to put the
linux stuff in the MBR...  

good luck...  if you have any questions, feel free to ask me, as i've had
a ton of experience messing w/ windoze and linux dual boots and
re-installing windoze while keeping linux intact...


p.s. oh, and make sure you remove your linux drive temporarily while
re-installing linux... damn windoze tried to format my linux drive last
time and told my computer my main linux partition was a Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
partition, which made windoze able to see my linux partition as an
unformatted windoze partition...  however, you CAN change that info back
to a linux partition, but i'd reccomend taking your linux drive out just
to be on the safe side!  windoze can do some dumb / bad things to your
computer if you're not careful!  : ^ )

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On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, augur wrote:

> Hey all.  I was wondering if I could get a few pointers on how to
> reconfigure a windows partition.  I am in linux here as a the primary
> boot device.  I also have another HD in here that has windows on it.
> I have been duel booting for a long time with this combination and about
> two monthes ago it all of a sudden stopped wanting to boot from the
> windows drive.  I was wondering if someone could give me a quick run
> through of how to resetup this boot sequence along with how to format
> the drive in linux so that I can boot onto it and reinstall windows.
> There is really nothing important on that drive that I want to keep.
> Any and all help would be appreciated.  Thanks a ton all.
> ---
> Bob Bonifield
> augur@xxxxxxxxxxx
> "The term 'nothing' is endless, the term 'everything' is just a void."

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